Bill Kollas has been photographing things since he was ten, gradually developing a medium telephoto look at the world.
His on again/off again relationship with photography was initially sparked by the wonderful pictures in Life and National Geographic magazines, along with a vagabond childhood as an Air Force brat. Along with these great opportunities came great distractions. As a result, the photographic passion cooled now and then while he pursued other interests.
Along the way, Bill gleaned a couple nuggets of photographic wisdom . . . from John Shaw on nature and landscape photography: Don't be late for work. And from Robert Glenn Ketchum: Find the order in the chaos. The former is pretty obvious, the latter not so much. That epiphany happened in October of 2006.
Some photographers still waffle about the change from analog to digital, but he didn't. The allure of immediate feedback was like a Siren's song. As the number of places that do quality film processing dwindled away, this turned out to be a wise choice. Having complete control of the image making process from visualization to print eliminates a lot of finger pointing if anything goes wrong, too.
This quote from Diane Arbus rings true: I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them.
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