Outta My Light!
Photographer Rondal Partridge.
A film by Meg Partridge, Dyanna Taylor & Elizabeth Partridge
Partridge Pictures, 2007.
Rondal began helping his mother, Imogen Cunningham, in the darkroom at age five. At seventeen he became Dorothea Lange's apprentice, driving her up and down the back roads of California as she created her well-known images of migrant laborers. In 1937 and 1938 he assisted Ansel Adams in Yosemite.
Rondal absorbed all the techniques his teachers could give him, yet he wears this lineage lightly. For nearly 70 years he has been a professional photographer, dedicating himself to his own unique vision.