The Source of My Brook
THE SOURCE OF MY BROOK
To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root. – Chinese Proverb
My maternal grandfather had a huge impact on my career path. His passion for travel, design, and photography, was an integral part of my childhood. I spent hours with him in his 'studio;' a backroom of the huge building where El Camino Travel was located for decades. This room is also where I would eventually set up my darkroom. I would watch him paint with his airbrush, cut signage with his jigsaw, and engineer window display lighting effects. He was an artist, inventor, and adventurer and I will always cherish the special connection I have with him.
Fish in Jar, Bali, ca 1960 by Russ Davee
Peruvian Man, ca 1958 by Russ Davee
Pop-pop in Souvenir Hat, 1989 by Kristianne Koch Riddle