Photography August 11, 2014
August is Photography Month here on the ADC blog. Among other stories and articles, we will be featuring a different photographer every weekday of the month. Some are seasoned professionals, some are young up and comers, and some are just amateur shutterbugs taking snapshots on the side. One thing they have in common: they are all ADC Members, part of our globe-spanning creative community. We hope that you enjoy their work as much as they love creating it!
How old were you when you took an interest in photography?
I took an interest when I was 14. I took a bunch of pictures for a summer and spent lots of time in the dark room. I put the hobby down until I rediscovered it in 2009. I was taken by the high end digital cameras and their capabilities. It wasn’t until I discovered 360-degree spherical panoramas that I really got into photography beyond just an interest.
What do you love most about photography as an artform?
Photography is an amazing tool. It allows you the ability to communicate emotion, beauty, interpersonal connection, fantasy and more.
What is your favorite thing to shoot?
Over the past four years I’ve delved pretty deeply into landscapes. I’ve been doing my best to try to reimagine landscapes that we’ve all seen before. That said, I really enjoy photography in all its incarnations.
“Photography is an amazing tool. It allows you the ability to communicate emotion, beauty, interpersonal connection, fantasy and more.”
What is your favorite piece of equipment?
My Nikon D800 is my tool of choice. It’s got an incredible dynamic range and an insane 36 megapixels. It’s perfect for landscapes but I can also use it to take pictures of the family because it’s a normal DSLR size body.
Which person most inspires your photographic passion? Which professional photographers do you look up to?
Shit, there are so many photographers that are inspiring in so many different ways. Jerry Uelsmann and Hans Bellmer obviously. Ansel Adams<, Peter Lik are some of my faves for landscapes. I’ve been digging on Vivian Maier’s street photography ever since the doc about her came out. I like Terry Richadson for raw sexuality, Tim Flach for insane animal portraits, Joel-Peter Witkin for his darkness. So many!