I have lived in California since 1954. But, my interest in Photography began in 1969 when I attended photography classes. I mostly shot 2 1/4 at the time and primarily Black & White.
After the mid-70s I began experimenting a bit with color slides. During this time I had 2 cameras, Yashica Mat-G then in I bought a hasselblad camera. Which I used until the early 80s.