Date(s) - 05/18/2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Viscount Suites Hotel
Lee Waker, is an engineer involved in Space X, rocketry, and a number of other Tech fields. One of our club members met him selling beer at the rodeo. He is also one of the few remaining photographers who uses film.
I share an equal passion for both the art and craft of film photography. My preference has always been the depth, richness, texture, and impact of black-to-white imagery, with an emphasis on street and urban photography. For me, street photography is a good excuse to talk to interesting people. On the gear side, I have a fascination with the design and engineering of finely-craft vintage medium and large format cameras: metal, wood, glass, craftsmanship, quality, beauty. And the negative. There is something deeply satisfying about making an image and then holding the negative…tangible evidence of a moment in time.
The 2Sawn team
Lee and Katie Walker are a Father-Daughter film photography duo, Tucson natives, both.
You may see them around town, most likely 4th Avenue or downtown, capturing the spirit of Tucson in black and white images. Their tools of choice are primarily finely engineered medium format cameras from the 1950s to 1970s….Rolleiflex, Hasselblad, Ricoh, Fuji, and Pentax, with an occasional large format shot with a Shen Hao. They do not object to going digital on occasion, but black and white film is king.
Why “2Sawn?” We live in, and love, Tucson; and we love two-color photography. Just seems like a good combination, not to mention we like wordplay.
Why black and white? It’s a wonderful, different way to look at the world. When you take away color, the image and composition and lines and shapes and light have to tell the whole story.
Why film? Because you can see it and hold it. There is also an anticipation and patience required, since the image is only in your mind until the film is developed.