An excerpt from our interview with photographer William Giles.
How did you get started in photography?
” It started when I was around three or four, the memory is very clear. My father was a physician in South Africa and had just received one of the first X-ray machines in the country. He didn’t know how it would work, so he gathered all of my toys and put them in a suitcase and x-rayed it. I remember I was very upset at first and started to cry. Then he took me into the darkroom where he developed the X-rays. It was like magic to see my teddy bears and toys inside the suitcase on those pieces of film, as if they where in a different dimension, and I have been in love and in the dark ever since.” William Giles as told to Rfotofolio.
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