About

Greg

 

What is your camera of choice?

It always seems to be changing, but as of right now it has to be my Polaroid Land Camera Automatic 210. I love instant film and as long as they keep making it, I will be shooting it!

How did you get into photography?

Photography was a hobby I never thought I would enjoy. As I grew up, I constantly had a camera pointed at me by one of my parents. They loved to capture everything, especially my mom and I hated it! Today, it’s a running joke that I’m now the one behind the camera. It wasn’t until I was in college when I took a few classes that lead to me picking up my first SLR. Since then, I’ve always had a camera with me wherever I go.

How long have you been shooting film?

I have been shooting film as my primary medium of photography for the last two years. It started back in college with an old beat up Holga. I loved the a feeling of nostalgia I got when I would release the shutter and pick up the developed film. Ever since that first roll, I was hooked on film.

What is on your photo bucket list?

Without going into to much detail, I have always wanted to capture the Northern Lights and the Milky Way bands as well as a few “touristy” spots around the world.

What are your other hobbies?

Outside of photography my other hobbies include: being a home brewer, hiking around Austin, and taking trips with my lovely wife!

Are there any blogs that you follow?

I am a gear head, so naturally one of my favorite blogs is Japan Camera Hunter. I also enjoy reading Swiss Miss, The Mijonju Show, and The Strobist!

Any tips on getting into film photography?

Pick up a camera and start shooting. With the rise of digital photography, especially with phones, film cameras are very cheap and easy to obtain. 35mm will be the easiest to jump into right away, but once you get started your world will open up to many other formats such as medium, large and even instant film!

Where can we find more of your work?

My personal website is gwgriffith.com

 

Jena

 

Who are artists who you admire?

I love the clean simple lines in Mies Van der Rohe’s work, but I also love the messy clarity of Chuck Close’s portraits.

What is your camera of choice?

While I love my Canon 60d, I also love shooting film with my mom’s old Canon Ti.

How did you get into photography?

My first camera was a pink Concord, which I kept with me at all times. My parents supported my addiction and bought me a variety of cameras I could experiment with, including an Advantix with panoramic technology, hah. In college, my roommate worked in the photo lab on campus and got me interested in developing my own film. I pulled out my mom’s old Ti and my roommate and I would go on photo walks, playing with settings. We would go into the darkroom after the building closed, crank up the radio, and watch our photos develop.

How long have you been shooting film?

Since I was born, yo.

What’s your favorite photo that you took?

The photo of my roommate, Ellen, sitting in our shared studio apartment.

Are there any blogs that you follow?

Tons! Colossal is probably my favorite for inspiration. Oh Joy!, CUP OF JO and Design*Sponge are also favorites.

Do you have any tips for getting into film photography?

I would tell anyone interested to just pick up a camera, any camera, and shoot. You have to practice and experiment. You are going to go through a ton of film before you find out what you like, and because it is film, it is going to develop different than you expect. You will likely be disappointed by tons of frames, but it is those few frames that come out better than you could have thought that will be your favorites and make it all worth it.

Where can we find more of your work?

My personal blog is called  Where My Feets Have Been.