KenFowkes
PACC Member since 6/29/2017

Currently volunteers with the Club as None
Biography
I've been fascinated by photography for as long as I've known it was a thing. My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic when I was 7 or 8 years old, and by the age of 11 or so I had made a 4x5 pinhole camera out of a Quaker Oatmeal box and turned my bedroom into a primitive darkroom. Now, whenever I do something that turns out to be really stupid I blame all those nights I spent sleeping next to open trays of developer, stop bath, and fixer.

In high school I got an allowance for buying my own clothes. I never bought any clothes. I saved for about a year and bought an SLR. Fortunately, as a teen living in Palo Alto in the 70's it was fashionable to wear jeans with holes in the knees, and I never had to spend money on haircuts. I was long haired, shabby, scrawny, and I pretty much fit right in.

Now, 40+ years later I'm balding, retired, and eagerly reconnecting with that photography obsession. In college I let it go, and since then I spent years without even owning a camera. Truth be told, I enjoyed seeing the world through eyes unconstrained by thoughts of frames, aspect ratios, and rules of composition. Then, 5 years ago a friend upgraded his DSLR to a new model and gave me his old one. And that was the spark that rekindled by passion for photography.

My favorite equipment
Canon 6D. My favorite lens is my Canon 100mm macro.

Portfolio selection

  • Broken Window
  • Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park


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