Sharp Shooter


Architecture may have been the foundation of Leonard Volk%26rsquo;s 30-year professional career, but photography provided its focus. The Dallas native %26mdash; whose grandfather started Volk department stores and whose father developed Volk Estates %26mdash; has traveled the world capturing intimate, often poignant, aspects of daily life since he purchased his first good camera (a Leica IIIc) in 1950. %26ldquo;When we notice the small, we sometimes find qualities and intensities that are harder to find in broader views of the world,%26rdquo; 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%26rsquo;s work Tuesday, August 14, from 5 to 8 pm; a portion of all sales will benefit the Dallas Children%26rsquo;s Theater. leonardvolk.com.

IMAGE: Volk with Boris, his 1930 LaSalle limousine, in Paris, 1950

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