I’ve always really enjoyed taking pictures, but it’s mostly been of landscapes and still lifes. My parents bought me my first camera when I was in 8th grade and I haven’t stopped taking pictures since, although it seems my cameras have changed slightly over the years. I use two cameras primarily – I have a digital SLR that I love and is great for taking pictures when accuracy and instant feedback is neccesary. However, I have an old camera that still shoots film that I love for other things. I bought it from an old guy named Dennis at an estate sale when his wife died – it was the first camera that they had ever owned, and they took it with them on their honeymoon! I feel that this camera is really special in that regard and I try to take it places so that it can still see the world. It has the advantage of being small so that I can easily fit it into my pocket or purse. Also, it’s awesome because it doesn’t have a zoom. I am the zoom. It only focuses on things that are 3, 6, 10 and 20 feet away – when you get your shots back, it’s always a surprise to see what the picture ended up really being of.
Still, I’ve ended up with a digital SLR, not only because that seems to be the direction that things are going but because it offers unlimited creativity. I can take as many pictures of what I want, when and how I want, and not worry about the price of developing film or about something not turning out. I’ll never fully give up film, but when consistency and precision is what you’re after, you can’t beat a digital SLR.
Here’s some pictures I’ve taken over the years that I hope you might enjoy. If you’d like to see more, please visit my flickr.