UPDATE: Brinsko images. On Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. an opening reception at McLevy Hall, 202 State Street Downtown, will feature the artistry of the late photographer Ed Brinsko. When I was a young scribe, Brinsko’s craftsmanship often fronted my work. Thanks to Ed, I had a chance of being read. There are amazing genes in his family including his nephew Jay Misencik, a gifted photographer who’s showcasing “An exhibit of Uncle Ed’s photos.” CT Post Editorial Page Editor Michael Daly will be on hand to share insight into the man and his work.
When I was a teenager working at the Bridgeport Post-Telegram, predecessor papers to the Connecticut Post, Ed invited me into the darkroom where the magic of his work emerged in those god-awful smelly chemical trays. I hadn’t a clue about his work. It just amazed me to see it come to life. Today you snap a picture and it’s presto bango, all done. Brinsko’s work brought a subject to life from positioning, snap, negative, chemicals, imagery to drying. Brinsko’s work had a way of captivating an audience. We all looked better because of him.