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May Artist in Residence: Tim Goodwin

Here’s a little note from Tim: Hello. I was born in Rochester, NY, which is home to Kodak and Xerox. Long before Kodak went bankrupt, we hardy Rochestarians shoveled a lot of snow, made fun of Buffalo, and used a lot of Kodak cameras. The first time I remember using a camera was sometime in the early 80s, when I used up an entire roll of film on the short-lived (but super-futuristic!) Kodak Disc Camera, taking pictures of my G.I. Joe action figures in what was no doubt a heated battle with my Star Wars action figures.   Film developing in the 80s was much more involved than it is today, what with driving to the local Wegmans, dropping off film, waiting for an hour (only an hour! How super-futuristic!), then tapping your feet anxiously while they found your film, paying, then ripping open the package because you just can’t wait any longer, only to find that, out of a roll of 24 pictures, only two came out half-way decent, one looks like you punched your friend in the face with the flash, and everything else is black due to over-exposure.   So when I happily brought my documentarian’s roll of G.I. Joe/Star Wars film to my father, he wasn’t the least bit pleased that I had used up a roll of film in three minutes and twenty-three seconds, and was now eager to get to Wegmans to drop the film off, have the workers feint from the brilliance of my war-time composition of the pinnacle battle between Han Solo and Destro, and probably get asked to be in...