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I live in a small town suburb north of Chicago. My father introduced me to the world of photography when I was very young. I developed my first roll of 126 black and white film when I was 8 years old in a makeshift darkroom at summer camp in South Milford, IN. I remember walking past a heavy black curtin to get to the darkroom and the utter joy of holding a strip of negatives in my hand. I still fee that joy. I prefer black and white film to digital, but I shoot digital too, often with the lenses from my film cameras. I process my own film and love the results.
Film is not dead and will never die.
Two quotes from Garry Winogrand inform much of what I photograph:
For me the true business of photography is to capture a bit of reality (whatever that is) on film…if, later, the reality means something to someone else, so much the better.
I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed.
If you like one of my images and want to use it, please contact me to discuss licensing. If you are in Chicago and need a photographer for a project and you like the look of black and white film, please contact me.
If you make unauthorized commercial use of my copyrighted images, you hereby agree to a licensing fee of $20,000 per image, per use. (It's much cheaper if you ask first).
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