A half century of photographs by Joel Mandebaum
and some by my father, Joseph Mandelbaum, who was a
marvelous photographer and got me hooked on this.
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My interest in photography began in my father's closet-sized basement darkroom. I would spend hours there entranced by the images that would appear magically. When we traveled, I would carry the extra lenses for his Nikon F which was used for slide film and his Yashica twin lens which was reserved for black and white film. We would discuss photos, lighting, composition, and the difference between Kodachrome I and Kodachrome II.
I have, however, fully made the transition from film to digital
My only formal training was in two college courses with David Batchelder at Amherst College, Mass. . I also spent some time studying with Dan McCormack at the Woodstock Center for Photography. Both of these men provided great instruction and encouragement.
My day job is a family physician in Kingston, New York. I have also been a Mohonk physician for over thiry years. My photography habit would not be possible without the support and tolerance of my wife, Ruth. She also does my matting and framing