Doctor Flowers Goes SLR, 1983 Photos Revealed

Dekalb Co Ga Rose first picture 1983, Roy Burke

Dekalb Co Ga Rose first picture 1983, Roy Burke

Roy Burke got serious about his photography in 1983, took a class, and learned that art and its equipment with the same devotion and obsession he brought to music, fluid mechanics, wildflowers, watersheds and rural roads.  Shooting film at his peak, Doctor Flowers would return from his annual Spring trip along the Eastern Blue Ridge with hundreds and hundreds of slides to go through. But everyone has to start somewhere, and the rose picture above, taken in Dekalb County in 1983, was digitally archived by him years later as Dekalb Co GA Rose first picture. He considered it his first ‘real’ photo. There were thousands more to come. The double exposure self portrait below was shot from the same roll of slide film.

Dekalb Co GA Doc Flowers double exposure 1983 Roy Burke

Dekalb Co GA Doc Flowers double exposure 1983 Roy Burke

One thought on “Doctor Flowers Goes SLR, 1983 Photos Revealed

  1. I was about 3 years ahead of Roy in adopting SLR, and when he saw what mine could do compared to his Brownie, he went SLR. He came to my house to show it to me and chose that rose in my front yard as his first subject. He quickly became better than I ever would with a camera.
    Harold

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