It all began way back in 1972… my first photography and Yearbook class!  Yes, I was that kid walking around with a camera around his neck from 7th to 12th grade.  Don’t laugh it was super cool at the time.  NOT!!  I loved photography so much the only way to do photography was to be in Yearbook class.  Looking back on it now I see it helped me understand design and fonts.  You gotta understand this was before digital & computers.  Layouts were done by actually cutting a pasting text and photos onto physical layouts.  Crazy!

When I was in 7th grade a made a rubber stamp “Photography by Chris Cuffaro” and I would stamp every photo I shot when signing a friends Yearbook.  I wanted them to know what shots were mine.  I wanted my credit even then.  After 6 years of working on my Yearbooks I look back at them and smile.  I did good work and I’m proud of it.

I’m gonna dig them up from my vault and scan some of my work.  I think you might be surprised on how good some of it is.  You can see of my high school photos here…  Don’l laugh too loud, it was the 70’s and the only camera I had was a Minolta SRT101.  Ugh.