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David Andersen

David Andersen

Smithifield, UT

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I started with black and white. Not that I am so old that I pre-date colored film, but for high school the chemicals for the dark room were simple and straightforward enough for a sophomore photo class.

I borrowed my dad's Exakta 35mm camera, which he had years before I was born. It was a wonderful camera with a focal circle in the center, which was split in half horizontally, so when I dialed the image un-split, then it was focused. It had a leather camera case which protected the lens and snapped right to the camera body. I thought my old camera was better than any of the newer ones my classmates used.

I loved the class, and while my classmates were making fake IDs in the darkroom I was making a big photo of a big barn the size of a jolly rancher.

And you would think, that when it came to photography, the rest, as they say, was history.

But it really wasn't.

I don't ever remember picking up the old Exakta after I finished the class. At age 19, I did get an Olympus pocket 35mm camera to take to Finland where I served a mission for my church. There wasn't a lot of time for taking pictures, but I did find time occasionally to snap a few, and I was intrigued with trying to take night photos, maybe because all winter long, day or night, it was night. I had all my photos developed into slides. I dug them out a few years back to scan into the computer and though I remember taking great pictures, I found I had very few keepers.

The fire was kindled again when my kids were young and I bought a Pentax SLR. I had dreams of one day having my own dark room, but the reality was rolls and rolls of spent film which sat in the fridge for months, and sometimes years, before I would get around to having it developed.

Then in 2005, I bought a Pentax istDS digital SLR so that I could use my old lenses. this is the point where the rest, they say, is history... With the instant feedback of digital, the desktop darkroom, the no-cost disposability of discarded photos and a good friend who mentored me; I flourished in photography. Not in a self-aggrandizing kind of way, but that the desire and learning and creativity continues to grow and flourish.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek, I am glad I can share with you what I enjoy doing and hope you enjoy the fruits of it.

 

Into the Woods by David Andersen

 

Cool Winter Shoes by David Andersen

 

Full Mesa Sunburst by David Andersen

 

Totem Pole by David Andersen

 

Seven Sixteenths by David Andersen

 

Scrubs by David Andersen

 

Midnight Roses by David Andersen

 

Aureole by David Andersen

 

Left Hangin' by David Andersen

 

Diamond Necklace by David Andersen

 

Long Stemmed Rose by David Andersen

 

A Bit Above Freezing by David Andersen

 

Other Side of a Winter Sunset by David Andersen

 

Kalaloch by David Andersen

 

Lathe Handwheels by David Andersen

 

Miyagi by David Andersen

 

Weathering Still by David Andersen

 

Nebulous by David Andersen

 

Burnt Orange Sunset by David Andersen

 

The Speckled Maple Leaf by David Andersen

 

Industrial Man by David Andersen

 

Time Slipping Away by David Andersen

 

Picture Window by David Andersen

 

Sun Pierced by David Andersen

 

Ye Old Pipe Wrench by David Andersen

 

Jump by David Andersen

 

The Writing Utensil by David Andersen

 

White Warped Winter by David Andersen

 

Cars for Christmas by David Andersen

 

Overseer by David Andersen

 

Big Rock Candy by David Andersen

 

Desert Puddles by David Andersen

 

Autumn Road Off The Highway by David Andersen

 

Freshly Frozen by David Andersen

 

Gradations ii by David Andersen

 

Big Spring and Sheep Creek by David Andersen

 

Badlands ii by David Andersen

 

Winter River Bend by David Andersen

 

Symbol of America by David Andersen

 

Winter Orchard by David Andersen

 

Frosted by David Andersen

 

The Classic Steam Engine by David Andersen

 

Jetty Blue by David Andersen

 

A Hint of a Rainbow by David Andersen

 

I Get All Misty by David Andersen

 

What's Under by David Andersen

 

Waterton Ripples by David Andersen

 

Mammoth by David Andersen