“Early SLRs had a through-the-lens light meter system and automatic exposure mode didn’t come along until much later. This discouraged a lot of people who thought seeing, sensing and metering light to come up with appropriate exposures was too complicated.

It did give an alchemical feeling being able to shoot, process and print while testing the limits of the photochemical process. Nowadays, most people’s photos look very similar because the camera is making the creative decisions instead of the photographer.”

Jerry de Wilde talks about shooting in the 1960’s and why cameras are better than heart attacks.

Jerry’s daughter Autumn is also an impressive and imaginative photographer (and she has a tumblr!)