Photography has been a part of my life for many years; sometimes tied to earning a living, sometimes spared from the responsibility of monetization, set aside as a creative safe haven.
Today, most of what I do for work involves a blend of creativity through complex, technical details and deep focus. Because of this, when time comes to escape sitting in front of the computer - the last thing in the world I want to do is grab another computer.
Hence the gravitation back to film and old, mechanical film cameras.
I grew up shooting film but in a sense, never really did it justice. After transitioning to digital in 2006 for a work project, many of the mistakes I'd made with film were revealed. Deep inside I knew; armed with the new knowledge shooting digital provided, my return to film was imminent.
Today I shoot what I want. I shoot for pleasure. For peace. For a visual record of exploration. I shoot because I want to, not because I have to. Though I do have to; I can't not. But now it's not what drains me,
but what fills me up.