Bobby Kulik

Like many photographers I began my journey using digital equipment. After years of making digital images I found an old film slr camera and 3 lenses for next to nothing, and so grabbed it. I did some research and found out that film was not dead after all, and seemed like it was gaining in popularity at that. And so, I delved further into it and found I enjoyed it so much more. The feel and sounds of the cameras, the smell of developing chemicals and the fact that I could hold my results in my hands. To me film has a sense of realism, a feeling of involvement, a sense of accomplishment that I was not getting before. To date I have a small collection of various format film cameras and develop my own film. Soon enough I will learn to make my own prints too. I am enjoying the journey that is film photography and will continue the ride as long as there is film.

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Amy Jasek

Photography is a family tradition. I was raised in the darkroom, and on the fine art work of photographers like Edward Weston, Diane Arbus, and Ansel Adams. My father took me photographing with him regularly and taught me how to look at light. He gave me my first camera (an Olympus RC); I made my first black and white print (standing on a stool!) at the age of 7. There are some gaps in the timeline of my photographic journey, enforced upon it by life in general, but film and cameras are one of the few things that have remained constant every step of the way. For me, photography is all about moments and truth. I like to work in black and white so that I can highlight those two things. The truth, form, and simplicity of the moment is presented; I feel that removing the color from the scene brings these things out. I believe street photography is a little window into the heart and soul of a place, a time, and the people in it. These days I tend more toward street portraits and interaction with my subjects, but my drive for capturing the candid moment remains the same.