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My father was an avid photographer. As I child I always remember him with his Rolleiflex 6x6 taking the family photos. I grew up in the darkroom with him from age six. I'm a professional photographer now and I often wonder if I did not get here due to his enthusiasm for photography and the darkroom. This shot was off of a tripod and was taken when I was ten in 1970. As I look back on it, it reminds me of a shot from a Sears catalog. The good life! It was a good Christmas. View full size.