What is your name?
When did you begin listening to The Candid Frame?
I'm a new listener. I've been listening to the Candid Frame avidly for about five months now.
How long have you been shooting and what inspired your interest in photography?
I've been shooting seriously since 2005. I've always had an interest in photography, or at least the mechanics of it. When I was a child I remember sneaking into my father's camera bag. I would pull out the Minolta camera body, open the lenses and fire the flash. I was fascinated by it. I can remember the cold, heavy camera body and the smell of film. I love the tools of the trade. But throughout my adolescence I rarely picked up a camera. Then later in life I fell in love with writing, which led me to pursue a degree in journalism. It was there that I rediscovered my love for photography, specifically photojournalism and documentary photography. Now I can't imagine doing anything else.
Do you have a preferred genre or specialty of photography? Why?
Documentary and Landscape Photography. It is my intention to create bodies of work on the duality of nature as wilderness and resource, and to express the oxymoron that is "natural resource."