It's the journey, not the destination Mel Curtis's thoughts on a life in the world of photography

At 22

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At 32

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At 50

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At 60

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At 65

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GSOH

Noodling around in my archives of film, I am trying to decide what to trash and what to preserve. I find little ditties like this. It was spring of 1976, in the final days of college at the University of Cincinnati. My best friend  Mark Giambrone and I were about to head out into the world. […]

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Dreaming of Paris

It is interesting to have a glimpse into the life and thinking of a 17 year old young man these days. So much going on, so many possibilities. Like you, I was fascinated with art at a young age, 6 to exact. I wanted to work at Disney Studios and draw Bambi. As I grew […]

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Still Haunts Me

Thank you for the nice little note. Made me feel good. And I appreciate it. I was a little concerned when I was putting all those prints together to send out that I might look  like I was dumping stuff on you all. Just cleaning out my drawers. I have so much, I just wanted […]

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The Bigger View

I do enjoy the cash flow, don’t get me wrong. But I have to ask myself if it is worth it? I also am beginning to see a little light at the end of the tunnel, and know that there is more time behind me than there is ahead of me, so how do I […]

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Instant Grafitication

My whole career has been bouncing between the worlds of commerce, fine art and academia, with the commercial work paying most of  the bills, with teaching keeping me engaged, and my fine art feeding my soul. Always had galleries, exhibitions and enough sales to pay for my habit. But my commercial work specialized in black […]

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