Brad Lechner

I’m Brad, a lifelong St. Louisan and family man. I make my living in digital, but on my own I prefer shooting film.  What continues to draw me back to analogue is the slower, more deliberate shooting experience. (Although I also appreciate the limited number of images to review!)

I started shooting when my dad gave me his Konica Autoreflex TC. Occasionally I still use it, but more often I’m shooting a Mamiya 645, Holga, or Canon 650 with older prime lenses. Recently I have been exploring different stocks, including B&W developed as slides, and cinestill reversal.  I don't develop my own film, but it's something I want to try soon.

I don’t have a particular style - sometimes I just enjoy snapshots of friends and family, other times I set out with more purpose to find things of interest.

You can see some of my work at bradlechner.com.

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Amy Jasek

Texas, USA

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.