a little more "about" James Wagner

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untitled (self-portrait with Praktiflex) 1961


Occasionally someone will ask about the brevity of my "about" page, but for years I have put off enlarging it. I suppose it was because I couldn't decide what to put in or leave out, or how formal or personal it should be. I think I've come up with an answer, at least for now. I've kept the original statement on my home page, but I've written an extended and probably sort-of-irritating narrative bio, "more about" on a separate page, where you have to dig for it a little, and where I expect it to languish in obscurity.

Oh, the picture which appears there was taken by Barry while we were crossing to Seattle in a ferry. It may not have been taken yesterday, but it has the virtue of documenting the last time I remember having anything resembling a tan. The picture of me (also showing a tan - hmmm . . . .) included on this page was taken in the entrance foyer of the home in which I grew up.