- July 25, 2012
Architecture may have been the foundation of Leonard Volk’s 30-year professional career, but photography provided its focus. The Dallas native — whose grandfather started Volk department stores and whose father developed Volk Estates — has traveled the world capturing intimate, often poignant, aspects of daily life since he purchased his first good camera (a Leica IIIc) in 1950. “When we notice the small, we sometimes find qualities and intensities that are harder to find in broader views of the world,” he says. The result is Everyday, a coffee-table tome of essays and images chosen from his favorite moments over the last 60 years. Samuel Lynne Galleries (1105 Dragon Street) hosts a book signing and exhibit of the octogenarian’s work Tuesday, August 14, from 5 to 8 pm; a portion of all sales will benefit the Dallas Children’s Theater. leonardvolk.com.
IMAGE: Volk with Boris, his 1930 LaSalle limousine, in Paris, 1950