I'm an engineer that travels often and finds myself in interesting places. Sometimes I capture special moments on silver halide gel emulsions that I develop and scan myself. I shoot on a Hasselblad 500c/m, and a Canon AE-1.
A bit more about my photography background
By all reasonable measures, I am an amateur photographer, and only take photos for my own enjoyment. When I was about 9 years old, I began film photography with a pinhole camera I made myself from a Quaker oats cardboard can, aluminum foil, and electrical tape. I captured my first few photos of some trees on a few sheets of Arista b&w photo paper - I was hooked. After picking up an interest, the photography instructor at my father's work graciously offered me use of the darkroom, lessons in exposure, composition, and film chemistry, where I learned all the basics on the Oatmeal can pinhole device. My grandfather then gave me a Canon A-1 and a Rolleiflex TLR medium format. I continued to shoot on those two cameras for the next 12 years, and picked up a Yashica TLR along the way.

Around 2010, when it looked like Film photography might die with Kodak's imminent bankruptcy (which occured 2 years later), I begrudgingly switched to a Digital SLR. I've owned two Digital SLRs, and never really fell for the format, as I didn't find they had the same joy of shooting that I did with a mechanical film camera. The results also were too... perfect. I missed the texture and depth that mechanics and chemistry can capture - depth that is lost in the abstraction of pixels. I picked up 35mm b&w on a Canon AE-1, again in 2015 in San Francisco, before finally acquiring my dream end-game camera in 2022, a Hasselblad 500c/m. That is the only camera I shoot to this day.

Over 20 years later, I decided it was high time I make a website or something. So, here's that website.
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