David Vestal: On th Spur of the Moment

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David Vestal was born in 1924, and studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. He studied photography in New York with Sid Grossman. He has done photography, writing, editing, and taught (primarily at the
Pratt Institute) since 1956. He now does a “non-newsletter,” FINITY, which is two pages written, with two pictures. He has far too many negatives and digital files already waiting to be printed, so why take more? Because he keeps seeing more. Always in black-and-white, on the spur of the moment.

About the Author

David Vestal
David Vestal is a photographer and teacher whose publications include The Art of Black & White Enlarging (1984) and The Craft of Photography. His photographs are exhibited internationally and are found in numerous private and public collections including New York City’s Museum of Modern Art and the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. The wit and wisdom of his commentaries have long earned him a strong following among readers.