Meet my 3-year-younger brother, Bennett, who died of severe arteriosclerosis
in 1996, 11 years ago today. He was 47.
Some of you have met my 11-year-younger sister, Ruth, by her comments here and her own photo site
. She's the youngest of us 8 kids. I'm #3. Bennett is #5.
Bennett was a photographer par excellence before digital cameras or photo-manipulation programs were in vogue. Besides developing his negatives, printing them and selling them at exhibits in Michigan, he also did a lot of experimentation with posterization and different filter effects. He also taught photography at Lansing Community College in Michigan.
Ruth and I were not photographers back then. I guess he simply passed on the torch to us!
Thank you, Bennett. I love and miss you!
(I do not know who took this B&W photo of Bennett. I wish I did! I have added my own sepia tones because he had carrot-red hair!)
Little Bo Peep