My name is Andrew Phillips and I finally decided it was time to start a photo blog for GreenStPhotography. GreenSt is the name of my "photography business", I put that in quotes mainly because while I do occasionally get paid to use my cameras I still don't actually make any money at it. At this stage in my life it is just a very serious hobby, I have a real job that pays well and allows me to persue my love of photography. This blog is one of many ways I am attempting to get my name (actually GreenSt's name) known so that if I ever do decide to turn my life upside down and see if I can be quarter back some day...(sorry, Strongbad reference) I mean try photography as a primary income source, well you get the idea.
To that end I figure that I can share love of photography and pass on any lessons learned and hopefully find new photographers to interact with and learn from.
As for where I fall in the cliques of the photography world, I am primarily a film photographer. My cameras tend to be "vintage" manual film cameras. Some examples of my current cameras are Hasselbald C500, Nikon FM2N, Graflex SpeedGraphic 4x5. I also shoot with toy cameras, actually the only camera you will always find in my bag is a Holga. For those that don't know the Holga is an all plastic medium format camera that is made in China. When I say all plastic I mean that even the lens is plastic. Is is cheaply made and cost about $25, can't really beat that price for a medium format camera! I have also recently been getting into Polaroids, yeah I know I am late to the game and Polaroid is no longer making instant film. Well I have a fridge full of film found on ebay and Fuji still makes some peel apart film, and the impossible project is getting ready to release its first integral films, so I should be good to go :).
So my primary job is Aerospace Engineer for the US Gov. I also teach intro to photography classes at The Art League in Old Town Alexandria in Virginia.
Ok, enough about me for now, on to the photography! Below is an image I created from the second roll of film I ever put through my Holga, it's called "National Cathedral 1-9". What you see is a digital representation of how I display the image, nine images with a small white border mounted on a black background. The reason I have the small white border on the nine images is I feel it allows the viewer to step back and view the image as a whole or to step closer and view each image individually.