A visit with Burk Uzzle

Photography program head Chuck Egerton and instructor Jay Capers visited Burk Uzzle at his Wilson, NC studio and home. Burk is a former member of Magnum Photos and photographer at Life Magazine.

Nearing 80, Uzzle is still working, producing photos.

Uzzle's studio is a former downtown auto dealership, he is working to peel paint and plaster leaving a wonderful backdrop for his work.

And still likes to talk cameras. Most of his work is large format (8×10 cameras) “Digital is trying to protect me from myself, I don’t need it to,” he said as he talked about tonal range, “I have a light meter and know how to use it.” Even with his mirror less camera, he shoots manual exposure and focus with a Leica lens.

We are planning to host a Jerry Howell lecture by Burk at RCC this Fall!

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