As the author of this photo-blog I hope to provide a small glimpse of life through my eyes and the ‘nifty fifty’ lens on my Nikon D90. I’ve been drawn to shooting with the ‘nifty fifty’ because it focuses my attention on composition. I also shoot medium format film using my Zenza Bronica ETRS with a 70mm lens and process the negatives in our bathroom using a Paterson System 4 Developer Tank. I then pull the negatives into my computer using an Epson V600 photo scanner so that I can share them here.
I don’t use Flickr or other social networking websites because I’m not much of a mingler with the masses of faceless Internet folk. I prefer my own company when it comes to these things… and I prefer not to run with the pack when it comes to what I choose to shoot or how I go about it. If you don’t like my work that’s fine. I’m not asking for 5 cents in a tin cup on your way out the door.
As a relatively recent face on the photography scene I have been involved in several exhibitions. My work was exhibited at the Poimena Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania as a jury picked finalist in the biannual Poimena Art Award 2009 for mixed media works, in the Watermark Art Award and Exhibition 2009 at Cygnet, Tasmania and in the CAST Gallery members exhibition for 2009 and 2010 in North Hobart, Tasmania.
I am beginning to concentrate more on my experience with the film camera than the digital in the last six months and hope to incorporate that skillset into a larger long term project based around my maternal grandfather Kittles Tronerud.
If you haven’t noticed already there’s a pattern frequented on this website. I put up pictures… they stay a few days and I pull them down. It’s not a permanent repository and it’s not necessarily going to show you my best work. However, it will give you an idea of life through my eyes.