Without the Pentax K1000 and Yearbook/Newspaper class in my junior and senior years of high school, my entire life would have been on a completely different path. For better or worse, once my longtime buddy and classmate Brian Story taught me how to use the school's only camera (the K1000), and darkroom techniques, I was hooked for a lifetime!
The Pentax K1000 was the foundation of an entire life of photography. It's amazing how a little 6" piece of well built metal and plastic and mold a human life. It molded mine. It sent me on a path of creativity that, while absent at times, has always been a part of who I am.