Rainbow of Talent
My name is Gregory Sumlin and I am 67 years old. I have been taking photos since high school, over fifty years ago. I used to carry around my camera like women carry their shoulder bag today. I am a 10 year retired NYC Correction Officer with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Lehman College in the Bronx. A few jobs from my past work history are consumer electronic trainer and sales manager, bank accounts receivable clerk, bank teller and high school math tutor. My hobbies include fishing, bowling, sewing men’s clothing, mens and women’s jewelry making and finally photography. I have been a member of the Castle Hill Senior Photography class for three semesters. Photography is a never ending learning experience.
Taking pictures during the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t sparked my interest. Due to all the mass media's flooding the news channels with videos of racist killings, police brutality cases, thousands of infected and deaths from COVID-19 of the elderly and health challenged individuals, the tear gassing of peaceful protesters and watching our political leadership simply ignore the chaotic changes to American way of life, I did not feel inspired to photograph during this time. I did take a few photos of what I like doing while being confined at home to forget the nightmare that this country is going through.