Thursday, August 11, 2011

Italian Circus

When Jerry Burchard was stationed in Italy during 1953-54 as a Navy Photographer, he attended a circus and took photos with a borrowed 35mm camera. During that time Jerry was using mostly 4x5.
Years later Jerry stumbled across these little over-exposed grainy negatives, printed them up, and they were part of the bases of a new way of thinking about photography for him. These are probably his first 35mm images.

Jerry mentioned that "the Navy Jazz musicians friends took me to a circus. They took me to hear the clowns. They told me that the clowns were the best musicians they had ever heard. And they were right."

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