by Robert Finkel
About the Book
This is a photographic journey of Anne from her first 21 years on Ludlow Street (The Lower East Side) New York City to her travels around the world plus her family and friends throughout her life.
I am a retired business-person with experience in the catalog mail-order industry. I was born on the Lower East Side of New York and was then raised in The Bronx from age 5 until attending Cornell(class of 1961). My wife Anne and I have three grandchildren(all boys) ages 6,11 and 13. Anne and I have been fortunate to travel the world on hiking, camping, rafting and horseback riding trips. I have been interested in photography for 25 years. Back in the '80s I was an avid tennis player and skier. I herniated a disc and was told that if I did not give up those "stop and go" sports I would probably require a back operation. Photography filled the void. I read many "How to" books and learned the craft. I taught myself color darkroom procedures and set up my own darkroom in a windowless bathroom.I loved the creative process and the expectation of awaiting the film process results. I also enjoy the outdoor experience. Most of all I love to travel with Anne!