Cameras have always been a part of my life. I grew up with flash bulbs blinding me on a fairly regular basis and so I suppose it is only natural that I became interested in photography at a fairly young age. My father had a 35mm SLR that I was never allowed to touch as it was assumed, quite reasonably, that I would probably break it. My mother had a 110 camera however, and that is the camera I was able to get my hands on.


Small, low quality, fixed focus, no exposure controls, my mother’s camera was my introduction to photography and I loved it. I loved shooting photos, I loved getting the small prints back from the drug store. I loved seeing the images in all of their grainy and out of focus glory, it was simply magic as far as I was concerned. This created a love for low end, poor quality cameras that continues with me today.


As I grew older I acquired better cameras and my skills improved to the point that now when my film is developed I can be reasonably certain that the image I hoped to capture is the image I find on the film and I am very happy about that. But I still enjoy the mistakes and the accidents and relinquishing control of my images from time to time and this causes me to break out my 110 and toy cameras. I love the lack of control, the scratches on the negatives, the lens flares and light leaks. I hope for surprises and these low tech, mainly plastic, little boxes of magic that often take me back to my childhood never cease to surprise me.



Fire Hydrant

Medium format film image

Pedestrian Bridge

35mm half frame film image

Shortest Tunnel in the World

Medium format film image

Emu

Medium format film image

Yucca

110 film image

Mum

Medium format film image

Bank

Medium format film image

Nashville

110 film image

Carl's Garage

Medium format film image

Beach Scene

Medium format film image

Memphis Pyramid

110 film image