Nordamerika / Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika / Utah / Salt Lake City
My grandfather, Paul Cason, served in the United States Air Corps during the Second World War and was stationed in southern Italy during the Allied occupation. He was not a front-line solder: he was essentially given a welding torch and ordered to build things. But he brought along his camera and captured some of the most beautiful images. Before he died, I acquired his negative library which collected dust in his basement for several decades. I am finally getting around to properly archiving the negatives. While doing so, I have come across some wonderful photographs he took. Besides the number of photographs of the drudgery of the military, he captured images of the daily life of the citizens of Italy that remained in the southern part of the country during the Allied occupation. It has been pure joy to go through these negatives; I have no doubt of his talent and wish that I could have learned more from him while he was alive: not only his time in Europe, but of his photographic technique. I hope you enjoy these photographs as much as I have.
I am an autodidact black and white photographer using both 6x6 and 35mm as media. I'm particularly interested in abstract, abstract nude and landscape photography and how these genres equally intersect and diverge.
I am from the United States and have travelled extensively to Europe and enjoy the opportunities while there to find subjects that pique my curiosity --ones often missed by those too busy to look.
My work can also be seen at rustedsaltphotography.com