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Photography came to me as a happy accident. It really started when I wanted a camera to attach to a telescope. The means to the end just kept taking detours as my photography interests grew.

It's amazing, to me at least, how freezing time can change the way we view something that might otherwise be rather ordinary; and distract us, for a moment, from everything else around us. 

Coming to age within the digital revolution more or less numbed me to almost every photo that came across my screen. Gone were the days where you had to pay for each photo you took. Phones have cameras orders of magnitude better than most handheld cameras from the past, yet most photos remain in the digital ether often forgotten, sometimes minutes after capture. 

I've made it a point to keep printing photos and to always take photos with intent; not a hundred percent of the time, mind you, but enough to satisfy. I've had to re-remind myself that there's just something about a physical print of a photo that makes it special. Even the most ordinary of images, when printed, carry a special weight. 

I'm not a "studied" photographer, but I am an international award winning photographer, which is fine by me.

Send me a message if you want to chat, about anything, really. 


Ian Timberlake - Minneapolis, MN, USA