I never much liked being in photos. I guarantee my parents have whole albums of embarrassing evidence that would help me make the case on that one. However, it’s amazing what being 5,000 miles away from home doing a semester of school in a city like London (quite like it, as a matter of fact, in that it actually was London) will do to inspire you. I figured out that I’d much rather be behind the camera than in front.
Freshly enrolled in a photography class at the University of London, I stopped into a secondhand camera shop and grabbed (and politely paid for) a cheap Pentax 35mm camera, lens, and some film. Apertures, shutter speeds and film speeds all worked out, I was ready to go take a ton of pictures… of churches. A lot of old churches. It’s like the European equivalent of bad sunset photography, I think.
I’ve now traded my Pentax for Nikon gear but I still occasionally take pictures of churches, and love shooting wildlife of any sort (not in the Ted Nugent way).
Nowadays you’ll find me often working as half of the wedding photography team at A Girl and A Camera Photography. No, the “girl” is not me in drag taking pictures. The “girl” is the founder (Jennifer Michelson) who is the real star of that show! Also it turns out that A Girl and A Camera and Some Other Dude Photography is just a long and silly name.
What follows here is a collection of miscellaneous non-wedding shots over the years…