I was introduced to the world of photography when I was 10 years old.  I had a beautiful teacher who loved the arts and filled the school year with several wonderful projects.  The most memorable was the construction of pinhole cameras.  Miss Johnson converted the classroom supply closet into a darkroom, we loaded our boxes and oatmeal containers with photographic paper, then she turned us loose.  When I dropped that first exposed sheet of paper in the chemistry and witnessed an image appear, I was hooked.  The fact  that light could enter a box through a tiny hole and produce a focused image blew my  mind.  I do not know where Miss Johnson is now, but I think about her every day.


— Brian Lincoln