The reason why I like to take photos is simply that I love the feeling associated with a photograph.
Name: Robert Hildebrand
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Style of photography: Always looking for patterns and symmetry. Structured but the bolts don’t have to be tight.
Type of camera(s): Nikon F2s, Nikon FA, Agfa Parat I, Cmena8
What gives you inspiration?
Seeing new things that I haven’t experienced before, be it a new town or some arbitrary occurrence while out riding my bike. Getting up and leaving my day to day routine is a driving force behind helping me take photos that are visually appealing to me. Things in the natural and built environment that have organized into patterns also have a strong influence on how I compose photos.
What are your influences?
Ray Potes and all of the HAMBURGER EYES contributors are a major influence. What they are doing for photography is totally ruling. Also I really enjoy how Florian Maier-Aichen presents the natural environment in his work. I am indeed an avid viewer of Flickr photostreams and look up to many photographers there.
Why did you choose these photos?
Critiquing your own work is always the hardest because it’s the easiest to get hung up on all the flaws you see. That being said, I think these photos represent the visual characteristics of my thoughts.
What does photography mean to you?
The reason why I like to take photos is simply that I love the feeling associated with a photograph. When looking at images, it is a treat being able to recall the specific instance of when that moment of time happened in my life.
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