Autobiography To Date: 2020
Terrance O'Donnell &
Slice of Life Pictures.
I was born in Chicago in 1951, and raised in it's northern suburb, Glenview Illinois. Educated "Slice of Life Pictures."
in photography mainly by my father who had worked in the photography field throughout his
professional life. Dad (Earl O'Donnell previously of O'Donnell Studios/Chicago) planted the seed
of a B&W darkroom in our home, so we (my four brothers and I) could learn, and enjoy
printing our own pictures. Since that time, when I was approximately 13 years old, that seed has
grown into a lifetime goal of taking pictures of just about any subject that would make a good
picture, or more desirably scenes that 'touch me.' Briefly considering architectural photography
as a career, I took a professionals class specifically for this purpose. A requirement was to bring
our portfolios to class. Upon seeing my variety of pictures a fellow student commented,
" Terry what you have here is a Slice of Life. "
Definitely a lot of truth to that, so be it...
Of all the pictures within, the picture I was most moved, or excited about taking was
'Heartland,' put in my Favorites category. Like I summarized to a cousin, then "art teacher, " I
was still excited about having been able to take the picture three days later."
Thanks For Stopping By,