Odyssey: The Photography of Dave Burns

BY NANCY MCKEITHEN

 

For Dave Burns, vocation and avocation are the same thing: photography. Burns found his passion during college — “that one thing in life that doesn’t take energy from you because you get into a zone and you love it,” he says. A computer science major, he took photography courses for fun and to fill electives. “I could go into the darkroom in the morning when it was dark outside and come out when it was dark outside. I spent all day in there.” He says it energized him. And while film photography and darkroom processing have been eclipsed by digital photography and a printer, the new equivalent still energizes him.

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