I took a black and white photography class in high school and loved it. I liked that it was a class that i could be creative and social in, that I was supposed to be both of those things. I liked that i got a camera of my own. I liked that this was art i could do.
I love projects. Most of the photography work that i do is in the form of projects. the whose ex are you project concept came out of a brainstorming session about the heartbreak shop show and ended up being so fun and so me that it isn't over now that the show is up. i love text and typography and trying to incorporate text into my images as often as possible, and that worked with the whose ex are you project, so that was great. The our third year project is part of a larger project on marriage.
I have shot a little bit of film footage- I shot some super 8 footage for a book trailer that we did for my wife's young adult novel, which was super fun. I don't own a digital camera right now. I own a bunch of cameras- all film though. Toy cameras, a Mamiya, old Nikons, but no digital. Digital cameras that shoot HD movies- that sounds fun. Perhaps that will be the draw for me.
More projects! The projects that I am working now have me shooting every day, and the our third year project continues through mid-october. I have a project idea that will force me to expand photography as I know it now and will incorporate some of the other "-ographies" that I love: typography, lomography, biography, & cartography. Hopefully it will also include ampersands, starlings, the postal service, & haiku. Also things I kind of love.