Southern California photographer, Cameron Kline, is a full-time editorial and portrait photographer currently serving international clients from his office in San Diego as well as the founder of the Film Shooters Collective. During his free time Cameron enjoys ranting about film, making margaritas, and enjoying incredible light.
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There are several things in life that define what or who you are. It can be a life altering event, or a decision you made, etc. Fortunately, there is still one other thing poerful enough to end up medling in all of these transformations: Love. Love for your friends and family, for your country, for what you do. It doesn't matter, you're ultimately defined by what you love.
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The places I had once known had changed, and though I had knowledge of what was, when I came here I was not really prepared to accept what is.
The next most frequently asked question seems to be “where are you from?” This too is a difficult question for me to answer, but for different reasons. I was born in California, a fact I have only recently come to accept, but spent my childhood and adolescent years in Oregon. I started to figure myself out in my late 20’s in the state of Tennessee, and did most of my growth from that point on. People are likely as disappointed in my answer as I am in them for having asked. For a moment we achieve this perfect harmony of feelings as we stand awkwardly at a party wondering where the conversation goes from here.
Fast forward 25 years and I’ve made tons of mistakes, though the pee and fart ones have largely tapered off. I can without a doubt tell you that one of the great mistakes I’ve made in recent years was selling my Hasselblad 500C/M. At the time I had my reasons, and when I remind myself of them I feel justified, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t miss it
The beauty in teaching children to fly fish comes not from the actual catching of fish, but from the proposition that on any day on the river you may not catch fish. In a world filled with participation trophies the book proposed that on any one day you might actually feel the sting of defeat, and that through that we grow.
The sleep in my wife’s eyes did a good job of masking her excitement, but I could tell that deep down inside she was as stoked as I was. Understand, I am not a fan of shoe trees, but I am a fan of the open road and the kitsch it brings. Weirdness can be found on every backroad in America, and probably none more so than in California. So when I saw Jesus Christ shoe tree I had to stop, if for nothing else than to get a closer look, feed my curiosity, and take a photo.
The things you love the most, it seems, stick with you the longest. Chase Jarvis said, “the best camera is the one that’s with you,” but I tend to think my best camera is the one I never sold. I’ve come back to the Minolta SRT101 and SRT102 because of nostalgia, but what I gained was so much more.
In high school I was on a date with a girl that I desperately wanted to impress when I had my first cigarette. I was afraid that if I didn’t bring cigarettes, since she smoked, that she would somehow think less of me. She was older than me and probably out of my league at the time. We went on two dates, coffee and cigarettes, and I continued smoking for seven years after that.
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Think about it for a moment, take two if it seems profound; time is the only commodity in the world that I can think of for which you may never get anymore of. All the hours you spend reading these posts, watching cat videos, etc. . . Will never be regained. Enter SilverFast. . .