These photos were taken with a manual Fujica SLR that was given to me by a friend in 1974. I photographed my West Village neighbourhood in New York, my first visits to Ireland, friends' weddings -- usually developing the film myself and learning to make prints. I stopped taking black and white photos when I became pregnant and was nervous of darkroom chemicals. Sadly my camera was stolen in the mid-eighties and I switched to colour and then digital. A few years ago I had all my black and white negatives digitalised and learned how to edit them with Photoshop. I am aiming at a selection of 100 pictures. Here are some of my favourites.