'70s

A DECADE OF ADVENTURE

THE 70’s STARTED A VISUAL JOURNEY, fresh, exciting, full of innocence. Encounters, whether temporal or spiritual, all contributed to powerful awakenings. It was a dance of light, form, and faith—all converging out of chaos — through the camera — into moments of pure visual ecstasy.

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1970

ADVENTURE BEGINS with the first photograph published and paid by the Chicago Tribune. Suddenly the camera became a ticket to adventure…

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1971

YEAR OF ANTICIPATION First-year of College, trying to fit a round peg into a square hole. Former LOOK Magazine photographer became a…

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1972

YEAR OF AWAKENING my vision quest became a source of visual revelation. I stepped into a symphony of synchronicity…

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1973

YEAR OF ENCROACHMENT in the jungles of Central and South America, I played in the fields of the Lord. I photographed faith-based …

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1974

TRANSITIONING BACK The acquisition of massive amounts of photographs in the ’70s meant years of darkroom work. INCUBATING this vast…

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1975

MY NEED FOR SYNCHRONICITY took the camera to the road. It was a quest for visual accidents, the uncontrolled moments full of moving variables.

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1976

DISCOVERING WILDERNESS It’s the illusions that are peeled away by the realities of my wilderness. From jungles to the road and into the wilderness…

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1977

FACING REFORMATION From the jungles, back to school to New York and all the roads in between, it was time to stop bushwacking.

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1978

PEDDLING PHOTOGRAPHS Seeking assignments in New York was a vain act yielding little satisfaction. The market is always saturated.

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1979

BREAKOUT YEAR came with a front cover and articles in major magazines. Then to the best photojournalistic newspaper in the country.

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Decades

‘1970s DECADE

DECADE OF ADVENTURE: Fresh and exciting, a decade of innocent encounters, whether temporal or spiritual, all powerful awakenings. A dance of light, faith, and form, converging in time, out of chaos into moments of delight and awe.

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A Year in the '70s

1971

YEAR OF ANTICIPATION First-year of College, trying to fit a round peg into a square hole. Former LOOK Magazine photographer became a…

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FRIENDS PHOTOGRAPHED

'70s

FAVORITES OF THE DECADE

'70s

Paul Jernberg

PROFESSOR
A future blog about my longest known friend Paul Jernberg will be added here. Enter now to see photos. Since 1969.

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Wes Lapp

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER
A future blog about Wes Lappwill be added here. Enter now to see photos. Circa 1998.

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Jim Ealer

PROGRAMER
A future blog about the late Jim Ealer will be completed here. Enter now to see photos. Circa 2004.

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Uncle-Cam Townsend

Welcome to the future Blog page about William Cameron Townsend . The founder of The Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Summer Institute of Linguistics. Enter to see photos. Circa 1975

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