I'm was sad to find out that one of my favorite photography professors and mentor Dr. James Paster passed away recently. He was one of those mentors/teachers who taught every class with humor, wit and grace. Even when he was judging our work!
This interview regarding teaching photography and film basically sums him up:
“It was honorable. It was noble. It kept me young. It satisfied my craving for an audience. I was funny; tough; fair—and I knew my subject inside and out. I was fulfilled. Proud."
He will be missed here on earth but his teachings are still with me today every time I take a photograph.