I didn’t grow up a photographer. But I hope I keep growing as one.
‘Cameras’ were only for group photos and filling up family albums with embarrassing pictures of us growing up. Films needed to be loaded onto them and they were extremely prone to accidental wash outs by us or at the lab. DSLRs were super cool things which only a very selected few could afford by the time we were in college.
‘Photography’ was only when my brother first bought his first advanced point ‘n’ shoot and showed me the beautiful photos he took with them, I wanted one for me. He kept growing and moved to a DSLR. A few years later I got one too. My Nikon D90 & the nifty fifty.
‘Film’ happened to me after 4 years (only last year in 2014), after having read about a million people and groups like FSC raving about film, the love, the feel, and the everything about it. And I could afford a ‘full frame’ SLR for a fraction of the price of the digital equivalent as well from a local vintage camera store and lab in Newtown, Sydney. Then came my F70. And then I learnt that my “full frame” was the smallest in the families of film cameras. Medium and Large format are still ‘someday’ dreams.
I love people in general and I love people in photos. I love to take my camera(s) anywhere and everywhere. I love color and I also love what black and white can do to things at times. Candid moments, streets, weird/strange/quirky things around me, abstracts, architecture, reflections, shadows, anything that isn’t what it seems, and most recently Multiple Exposures, I click almost anything that catches my eye. And I would love to hear what you think about my photos as well. Really.
I don’t have a website yet, but you can take a look at my photos on any of the following places.