Hello and welcome to my photo blog! Although I currently work at a desk job, I once spent four years of my life studying film and photography. I keep shooting not only because I hope to someday work in my chosen field, but also because I can’t bear to quit photography. Through photography, I see the world more richly. I go places and dig in rather than just letting the small things of beauty glide by unnoticed. Photography helps me focus and find order in the chaos around me. With my camera I appreciate, create, and share beauty.
My About statement circa Fall 2010 (I’m leaving this up so you can understand all of the comments.)
I’m a Cinema graduate who minored in photography, and I’m reorganizing my work and endeavoring to expand my abilities through continued practice. While I like to photograph just about anything, my favorite subjects include nature, cameras, vintage cars, and my cats. In the winter, I focus my lens on indoor objects, since it gets cold and bleak outside. However, with Spring and Summer come the adventures. I explore car shows, small towns, parks, forest preserves, and yes, the ever-changing landscape of my own backyard. Most of the time, I shoot digital. My Camera, My Friend is a Nikon D80. My other camera friends through the years have included a 1980’s Minolta point-and-shoot (https://mycameramyfriend.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/my-first-camera/), my father’s Nikon FA, and a view camera I call Darling. Even though I embrace the digital age, I am not afraid of film, and I hope to spend more time in a traditional darkroom someday.
I am entering the world of stock photography. Check out my portfolio at Bigstock: http://www.bigstockphoto.com/search/photographer/gelsn740/