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Michael Todd Thorpe

I’ve been carrying a camera of some sort ever since I was a kid. My first camera was a Kodak Brownie. I remember saving my money and making a special trip to the drugstore for a roll of film and then asking my mom or grandmother to cover the cost of developing.
In high school, I started shooting and editing video. Then in college, I started developing my own black-and-white stills. I’ve been carrying a digital still camera since 2004. I still shoot black-and-white and color film, and I even shoot Polaroids from time to time. I have a collection of cameras I use, including a beat-up YashicaMat 124, Olympus Trip35, Pentax K1000, Polaroid 450 Land Camera and my daily camera, a Canon EOS 30D DSLR.
But in the end, it’s not about the tools you use, it’s how you use those tools to get the image you want.