Hello, hola, ciao, 您好
As I began to seriously consider creating and sharing a photography website I knew that I'd have to make friends with social media. Not that we were ever enemies, I just never embraced it on a Facebook level. Now that I have this page has to be About Me. The first thing that you should know is that I cannot be pigeonholed as a person or as an artist.
I think that this defiance and my eclectic philosophy appears in my photography. I'm a traditionalist because I find this path challenging. I love manual cameras because it makes one think - it's 12 total frames of film and clear cut goals.
I gravitate towards cinematographers as well as the great photography masters, however, the photographer that I continually study and most admire is Sebatiào Salgado. Salgado’s work is outstanding technically, photographically stunning, and unflinchingly truthful. Instead of becoming blasé about seeing his work over and over again, for me the emotion in his work never diminishes.
I love that photography continues to evolve. It’s such an exciting time for the medium because there is so much to choose from. On the one hand there are $70K digital systems and then there are $30 Holgas. Film photography like books is supposed to be a dying art, and yet they both still exist. One could even say that film is thriving after its re-birth through the conception of Lomography.
I’m currently charmed by the Holga camera which I actually had to learn how to use after years of shooting with a Nikon system. I prefer film photography and wet chemicals. For me the instant gratification of digital photography don’t compare to seeing a really great negative for the first time, or eventually feeling piercing frustration from getting a blank roll of film from the Holga.
"Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway." Anonymous