When highlighting Oklahomans for our Silent Sunday series, I’m always amazed at the variety of backgrounds covered by those who are also excellent photographers. Such is the case with Judge Michael Stano, or…Michael Stano the photographer, of Stillwater.
I like signing into his “Zenfolio” website just to hear the relaxing threads of music accompanying me while searching through his images. I also like the way his “Photographer” section begins the story of how he was introduced to his first camera. Here’s an excerpt:
A way of seeing….
While in Cub Scouts, which must have been in the mid-50s, I used plans in Boys’ Life to build a pin-hole camera. The camera “body” was a Folger’s one-pound coffee can. The “lens” was a nail hole poked through the can, and the “shutter” was a piece of electrical tape over the hole. The inside of the can was painted black, and there was a sheet film holder made of cardboard. I don’t remember if I actually took any photos with the Folger’s can, but I was obviously interested in photography at an early age. Continue reading Silent Sunday: The Work of Michael Stano