Slowing The Selfie


I am very honored to be participating in a photography show with some of my friends and fellow pinhole photographers. The show is called “Slowing The Selfie” and it will feature pinhole self portraits. The show will be up in May and June and it will take place at VALA Eastside in Redmond, WA.

If you are in the Seattle area check it out! There will be an artist’s reception on May 6th, which I will be attending, so do stop by if you are in the area. Here is more information from the Facebook event page:

Using pinhole cameras and film, a group of regional photographers explores the juxtaposition of the modern day “selfie” and one of the oldest forms of photography. This project includes an art installation and series of free to the public events at the VALA Art Center.

Artists’ Reception
Friday, May 6th
6pm – 8pm
VALA Art Center & Studios (located in Redmond Town Center)

Featuring pinhole photographs by:
Colby Perry
Hank Leiter
Jana Uyeda
Jeff Soderquist
Marisa Mouton Provo
Monica Smith
Todd Schlemmer

Sponsored by the City of Redmond




In May I am participating, with friends and fellow PNW pinhole photographers, in a show of our photography. This will take place in Seattle (more details soon). The show’s theme is “slowing the selfie.” So, as you can see, and as you can probably tell, I have selfies on my mind lately! I’ve been working really hard deciding on what I want to submit. This is my first real show. The process has been fun and interesting, and a little scary as well. 🙂

Here is a pinhole self portrait I took a few weeks ago. It’s always fun to see how these photos turn out when I scan them weeks later. For this photo, I like the way the iPhone headphone cord turned out.

Geeky Bits

Camera: Zero 2000
Film: Portra 160
Exposure time: 20 minutes

Flickr Time Machine



A photo from this date, Nov. 20, 2007. The day I got my first DSLR! This was a very special day for me. I don’t look happy in the photo but I was very happy. Ecstatic even.

I have amassed a nice collection of cameras since. One more Digital (Pentax) and several film. My camera collecting days are far from over.