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Artist's statement: "When I was a teenager, my dad gave me a camera--a 1950 Zeiss Ikoflex Twin Lens Reflex. I spent many hours in the darkroom, developing and printing images. I did not think of myself as an artist at that time; I enjoyed the process of measuring the light and developing and printing images. Over the last few years, I have worked my way back to film photography; I feel a visceral connection with the medium. I like to compose my artwork in the camera, seeing the final image at the moment of capture. My work in Black and White film allows me to focus on composition, texture, emotion, light and shadow without the distraction of color. It is at once raw and polished, visceral and cerebral. I choose Color film carefully; different types of film bring out different values in the final image and I use color to enhance the image beyond the composition."