This is my site dedicated to my interest in photography which began in the mid-

seventies  with the purchase of a Canon A-E1.  Later I added a Canon F-Tb because

of the mirror lock-up feature which was important for macro photography.  I was

shooting lots of Ektachrome because my tenant worked at the Miami Herald &

could develop a roll for fifty cents per roll…… 

My black & white shooting started as I set up a darkroom in my efficiency kitchen and I would play with printing until the wee hours of the morning.  After a very short time, it became very tiring having to break down all of the equipment every night or morning after processing.  It just happened that my tenants were moving as they had bought a house of their own.  This led to me moving into the main house and building a darkroom in the back bedroom. About the same time my buddy Tom Wiecek came up with the idea for “beach concerts” at our newly expanded North Shore Open Space Park.  The City wanted to increase the usage of this area so we partnered with LOVE 94 FM Radio to bring “mellow rock” to the park.  As it turns out, my photography became very useful as a tool for promoting the concerts & the Miami Beach Beach Patrol.  The concert series lasted for quite some time , growing larger and larger each time.  We took a break and the word was that The Beach Boys were in discussions with the station & City about playing a 4th of July.  In the end it never happened due to concerns for safety & crowd size. I lost interest after that, sold all of my equipment & later even dumped all of my negatives & slides.  I do those kinds of purges every once in a while as I feel over-loaded with “things”! I returned to photography while I was living in Hawaii as the sights just called out to me!!   I purchased an Olympus UZ (something) with a super-zoom & had a ball!  Most of the time I was trying to surf (crowds), but when it was flat I would visit the aquarium or the gardens or the marine center. I ended most of my late afternoon surf sessions, at Queens, watching the hula show just along the beach park.  Other nights you could catch a music series on the street just a little further down.  The sights & sounds were great but I didn’t like the crowds. Currently I’m shooting with a pair of Sony A7 style cameras and I post my shots to Flickr or Facebook.  
Photography  
© John W Lasseter
Photography  
© John W Lasseter

This is my site dedicated to

my interest in photography

which began in the mid-

seventies  with the

purchase of a Canon A-E1. 

Later I added a Canon F-Tb

because of the mirror lock-up feature which was

important for macro photography.  I was shooting

lots of Ektachrome because my tenant worked at

the Miami Herald & could develop a roll for fifty

cents per roll…… 

My black & white shooting started as I set up a darkroom in my efficiency kitchen and I would play with printing until the wee hours of the morning.  After a very short time, it became very tiring having to break down all of the equipment every night or morning after processing.  It just happened that my tenants were moving as they had bought a house of their own.  This led to me moving into the main house and building a darkroom in the back bedroom. About the same time my buddy Tom Wiecek came up with the idea for “beach concerts” at our newly expanded North Shore Open Space Park.  The City wanted to increase the usage of this area so we partnered with LOVE 94 FM Radio to bring “mellow rock” to the park.  As it turns out, my photography became very useful as a tool for promoting the concerts & the Miami Beach Beach Patrol.  The concert series lasted for quite some time , growing larger and larger each time.  We took a break and the word was that The Beach Boys were in discussions with the station & City about playing a 4th of July.  In the end it never happened due to concerns for safety & crowd size. I lost interest after that, sold all of my equipment & later even dumped all of my negatives & slides.  I do those kinds of purges every once in a while as I feel over-loaded with “things”! I returned to photography while I was living in Hawaii as the sights just called out to me!!   I purchased an Olympus UZ (something) with a super-zoom & had a ball!  Most of the time I was trying to surf (crowds), but when it was flat I would visit the aquarium or the gardens or the marine center. I ended most of my late afternoon surf sessions, at Queens, watching the hula show just along the beach park.  Other nights you could catch a music series on the street just a little further down.  The sights & sounds were great but I didn’t like the crowds. Currently I’m shooting with a pair of Sony A7 style cameras and I post my shots to Flickr or Facebook.  

This is my site dedicated to my interest in

photography which began in the mid-seventies  

with the purchase of a Canon A-E1.  Later I added a

Canon F-Tb because of the mirror lock-up feature

which was important for macro photography.  I was

shooting lots of Ektachrome because my tenant

worked at the Miami Herald & could develop a roll

for fifty cents per roll…… 

My black & white shooting started as I set up a darkroom in my efficiency kitchen and I would play with printing until the wee hours of the morning.  After a very short time, it became very tiring having to break down all of the equipment every night or morning after processing.  It just happened that my tenants were moving as they had bought a house of their own.  This led to me moving into the main house and building a darkroom in the back bedroom. About the same time my buddy Tom Wiecek came up with the idea for “beach concerts” at our newly expanded North Shore Open Space Park.  The City wanted to increase the usage of this area so we partnered with LOVE 94 FM Radio to bring “mellow rock” to the park.  As it turns out, my photography became very useful as a tool for promoting the concerts & the Miami Beach Beach Patrol.  The concert series lasted for quite some time , growing larger and larger each time.  We took a break and the word was that The Beach Boys were in discussions with the station & City about playing a 4th of July.  In the end it never happened due to concerns for safety & crowd size. I lost interest after that, sold all of my equipment & later even dumped all of my negatives & slides.  I do those kinds of purges every once in a while as I feel over-loaded with “things”! I returned to photography while I was living in Hawaii as the sights just called out to me!!   I purchased an Olympus UZ (something) with a super- zoom & had a ball!  Most of the time I was trying to surf (crowds), but when it was flat I would visit the aquarium or the gardens or the marine center. I ended most of my late afternoon surf sessions, at Queens, watching the hula show just along the beach park.  Other nights you could catch a music series on the street just a little further down.  The sights & sounds were great but I didn’t like the crowds. Currently I’m shooting with a pair of Sony A7 style cameras and I post my shots to Flickr or Facebook.  
Photography  
© John W Lasseter