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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Happy birthday, dad

 Happy birthday to my late father, Amos Sommers.

I took this picture of him and my stepmother Shela in a remote Masai village in Northern Kenya. He would have been 94 today. He was exactly my age today when I took this shot back in 1989. He produced so much, had an incredible amount of accomplishments in his lifetime.


Wilbur Norman said...

A nice shot - you and your Dad have a similar profile!

I see he is using the great Hasselblad 500.

Good to have memories.

Julie Reeder said...

Robert this is an amazing picture with all the people in the background and the art. Wow.

Blue Heron said...

My father was a lifelong photographer. In World War II he was in the highest echelon of U.S. Army photographers and transmitted the first photograph of a nuclear blast. He shot Hasseblad and always had a darkroom in the house, taking particular joy in developing his own prints. From a very young age I got his hand me down cameras. I suppose I inherited some of his love for the graphic image.