"Part of the love of film photography for me is capturing a moment the best I can, exactly how it is"

Tell us about yourself.

I'm 21 years old, and live in a small mountain town in Colorado. I'm a caregiver for elderly people in the community.

When and how did the film journey begin for you?

About 10 years ago my father dug out his old SLR from the closet and taught me the basic mechanics.

I began with taking basic photos of things around the house, learned how to work in the darkroom while in high school, and now use film for nearly any and every occasion.
So thanks, pops.

What type of film do you usually shoot and what made you choose it?

I truly don't have a "usual" as I'm not particularly interested in having a distinct style in my shooting. But if I had to choose, Porta 400 is great, of course.

What camera makes you click?

Probably about 90% of my photos are from my trusty Nikon FG.
But I love Lomography's random cameras for when I'm feeling spunky.

Between black and white and colour film which would you choose?

Color for sure. Part of the love of film photography for me is capturing a moment the best I can exactly how it is, and color and tones can have a lot to do with engaging your senses later when looking at the final image.

What lenses do you use?

Nifty fifty!! And a 28-70mm.

Do you make any experiments on film?

Not much. Like I said, I love for the image to be as raw as possible.
But I definitely had fun with Lomochrome Turquoise recently! And taking the time to create a double exposed image can be a very rewarding experiment.

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