When I was about 18 I was getting into photography and I had a huge poster of Ansel Adam’s ‘Moon and Half Dome’ on my wall. I devoured everything I could about Adams which led me on to Edward Weston his friend and neighbour in Carmel – both remain great inspirations today.
Like many others my introduction to photography was through film – my Dad’s 35mm Yashica originally before moving on to digital. I developed and printed my own prints for a few years – I enjoyed the process but the point at which digital became viable and instantaneous drew me away. Over the years I had bought some vintage cameras as I came across them cheap – mostly because I liked the look of them and was interested in the technological development.