Well, “Papa Dassler” is actually Dr. Vincent A. Das, my dad, who is very fine photographer and who back in the day would send in and win photo contests in Pakistan and abroad, back when photography involved taking your film to a shop and working with shop owners to get it just right. Well, though the process is much different–this was taken with a digital camera and worked on with the help of brother Virgil–the results are still the same: very nice.
More importantly, though, is what Dad passed on. His genes for one but, more pointedly, a willingness to allow his kids to experiment with cameras. The aforementioned Virgil actually dropped a camera in an irrigation pond while experimenting and Dad was a champ about it. At any rate, here is some of his recent work.
And look for Dad and Virg in the Evoking Spring photo contest, though how will you know which photos are theirs’ until May 15th