LensFlare 35 is a weekly show brought to you by Dave Warner. In this week's episode, Dave interviews Canon Photographer Melvin Sokolsky. Melvin was born and raised in Manhattan’s Lower East Side during the lean years of the pre-war era. Here he witnessed the entire spectrum of the human condition played out across a tough and tight-knit community. With no formal training, his photographic education came purely from instinct, desire, and careful observation. Upon learning that photographers could make money for “just taking pictures,” Sokolsky was seized by visions of a previously unimaginable career path. He took up an all-consuming regimen of photographic experimentation with a singular focus and determination that have since become his trademark process.