People of Music
I have always had a fascination with film photography, and my heart belongs in a darkroom. I come home almost daily with hands that smell like fixer, and clothes stained from mixing chemistry. This year, I decided to take the leap into large format film photography, which for those who don’t know, is like taking a leap back in time. Large format cameras are those old cameras with the accordion-folding lenses. They stand on a huge tripod, and take a little bit of time to set up and tear down. The beauty of large format photography is that it takes so much patience, though. There’s so much effort for each photo, and the negatives are giant, and therefore hold so much more fine detail. Each photo tries your patience, but each photo also, when done right, comes out beautifully.
So going along with that – Once I started doing large format, I realized that it is not meant for shooting things like concerts. That doesn’t mean it cannot be used to document the role of music in my life. Therefore, I decided to start an expansive project,This project is a series of portraits of the people I have met through music – whether that be taking classes, going to concerts, writing album reviews, or anything in between. The list of people I need to photograph seems almost unending, and it’s growing every day. This is where I intend to document it for the world to see. These are the People of Music.