Like a lot of great photography stories, mine starts with me borrowing my dad’s Canon AE-1. I guess “borrowing” is the wrong word. I kept the camera for over 10 years. I started in the world of film and explored that for a long time. I shot a lot of bad pictures until I shot good ones. Then I stopped taking pictures for a couple of years. I went back to it when digital was just coming in. I’ve always used the Canon SLRs, which to me are well designed and generally produce really outstanding images.
Recently, I’ve gotten back into shooting film. With digital you only really need one, maybe two cameras. I have a “Tough Camera” for skiing, kayaking, mud racing and any other insane physical activity I plan to throw myself into. With film, you have a ton of choices. I have shot with a Lomo, a Lubitel, a Rolleicord, a little old style point and shoot, a Holga and the aforementioned Canon AE-1. Each is fun in their own way.
This website features a lot of photo essays. I like to write and put pictures with it to illustrate my message. I love photography and have fun doing it.
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my daughter often takes fotos of herself. so I tried it too. but I look like a dickerfetter pfannkuchen (I can’t say this in English… I’m no journalist, – an artist…
Are any of your pictures for sale? I am particularly interested in the b/w pic of the Grand Central Terminal clock. Thanks
I can make the ones you like available on this website:
You can put some of the ones you like up in a reply and I can send you back the links with them.
I am interested in using one of your photos as an illustration to a short story. It would be in a small-run souvenir book put out in connection with a small non-profit convention and would not be offered for sale. Regretfully, we have to money to pay for such things, but I would be delighted to credit the work and include contact information for you if you agree. I am rather up against a deadline and need to know as soon as possible. Thanks.
I am interested to use your photograph to produce T shirts. Can you let me know how much you may charge? reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello! I noticed you have taken photos of the JFK birthplace in Brookline, MA that are lovely! I am a student at Suffolk University in Boston and was wondering if you would be willing to allow me to use some of your photos for a project I am working on. Please send me an e-mail if you can, I’d greatly appreciate it! email@example.com
I cannot recall the serendipitous path that led me to your site. I can only say that once I arrived, I stayed. And took a visual journey that was at times enchanting, at times dismaying, but always moving. So, I just wanted to thank you for the experience. I found your written musings charming and humane, as well.
Thanks so much for saying that. I always like to hear from readers. Keep on reading and leaving comments!!!
Hello! We came across your photos in a recent online search for some ski resort images. My company is interested in using one of your photos in an upcoming advertisement (submittal deadline of 3/14/14). Please contact me immediately to let us know if that would be a possibility and to discuss details. Thank you!
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to contact me at that address. I looking forward to hearing from you.
Just discovered this photo blog! I love it!
What happened to Pepi? He was a childhood friend and we recently reconnected. I am so saddened.
Hi, My charity produces holiday cards for donors and we are very interest in NYC snowstorm, Harlem – is the image available for one-time use to produce on holiday card?
Yeah. You can use it. My email is email@example.com. You can contact me on that email as well.
Hi Natalia, love your photos and your articles! Do you happen to have a twitter or other form of social media where people could follow/subscribe to your posts? I couldn’t find anything here at wordpress. 😦
There is a way to subscribe to my posts through WordPress. I think you can get to it through the desktop version of WordPress. I also have a Twitter page: https://twitter.com/WrSioftheCamera. I need to start updating it again. Thanks for finding me. I appreciate it!!!!!