Don Durning: A Career As A Photographer

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At the age of 15 he had to start work on the railways because he had to help with the financial contrubution at home, after his father died, shortly after his first job he worked at WM Larkins animation studio. Then he had to serve at the Royal Air force where he assisted as a photographer, his job was to process the film that came back from the bombers. He use to photograph gangsters for fun, these were mostly people he hanged out with. Durning and for many years after starting to work as a photographer Don used Nikon and Olympus Om 1 and his favourite focal lengths, 28mm and 128mm. The community suggested that his photo’s should be used for the local news paper when the gangster culture became part of the public eye. Being dyslexic
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