“This is my father”
source: Alexandra Niki and Resource online magazine.
“I used to sit in the darkroom
with my dad while he processed his film.
I always thought the darkroom chemical smells on his hands
were the normal smells of a man.
I always loved when he picked me up from school in a location van.
I always thought living like a rock star in the West Village
was a normal way of growing up. Although,
none of this was necessarily normal for a child to grow up in,
it WAS a normal lifestyle for people in the photo scene during that time.
The photography business used to be very different than what it is today.
I reminisce frequently about how life used to be.
Here are some photos of my dad before I go on.”