May 17, 2011


I'm a long time fan of my friend Beth's photography!  She really knows how to work an SLR.  Here are a few of my favorite snaps and we asked her a few questions so you can get an idea of how she works. 

Tell us a little bit about your camera and your process.

My camera is a somewhat ancient Nikon N65 SLR. My dad gave it to me when I took darkroom photography in college. I process film in my person-sized bathroom closet. Most of my supplies are from an art student friend who decided to convert to digital.

What are your favorite subjects?

I like shooting candid portraits and public art the most. Preferably portraits in front of street art. It's something about the way people unwittingly interact with the background.

Favorite thing about photography?

The final product is satisfying but I think more than anything I like the process and the chemicals. My dad has been a photographer for a long time, and I always thought of the darkroom as a magical place. 

Best or favorite places to shoot film?

In terms of places I've been, my ideal place to shoot would be northern Morocco -- Asilah or Chefchaouen. There is a lot of sun there and the streets are filled with beautiful people, ancient walls and incredible street art.

Lastly, favorite photographers?

Eggleston is up there and I also like Manuel Alvarez-Bravo.

Beth's picks
We asked Beth to share a few items on her wishlist.  Click through for more details.
For more of Beth's photographs check out her flickr.  You can also read her picks for the Washington DC art scene here.

VvV Amanda


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