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Russell
Viers

I’m just starting to get comfortable calling myself an artist

These days, when asked "What do you do," I reply “I’m an artist.”

And the thing that allows me to make such a bold statement as “I am an artist” is that with art, as I see it, achievement isn’t a prerequisite. I don’t have to have awards, or have sold something, or have an exhibit. I don’t even have to be good in the eyes of others.

I like my art and I am happy to share some of it with you here.

Camera Talk

I’m not a camera snob, I’ll shoot anything. I’m not brand loyal. I think cameras are fascinating machines …

and I find it interesting to see the different approaches the many manufacturers have had toward a single goal: shooting good photographs. 

So bring ‘em on.

Join me on my quest to find interesting cameras, buy them, stick some film in them, and shoot them…then write about it. And then I sell them, or give them away, keeping only a select few that I want to shoot again and again.

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Kooky's
Road Trip

This is Exactly Where I AM Supposed to Be Right Now.

I like taking photos of old stuff with old cameras. I like old cars. I like road trips. From that, the simple formula for Kooky’s Road Trip was developed. I took too many trips to count, some short, some epic. I drove an AMC Rambler, a Mazda RX-7, a VW Rabbit Pickup, a VW Beetle, an old Ford F-150, and more. And along the way I shot old Canons, Nikons, Minoltas, Pentaxes, Rolleiflexes, Sears, Leica, and too many others to list…and too many rolls of film to count.

And always, the recurring theme of Kooky’s Road Trip is “This is Exactly Where I AM Supposed to Be Right Now.”

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Kooky's Road Trip

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Work

"All work and no play makes jack a dull boy," or so they say. So, I try to work as little as possible. Luckily, when I do work, I enjoy it so much that it's not like work at all.
The line between my work and play gets pretty blurry sometimes. I photograph for fun and I teach photography workflows using the many Adobe tools as part of my job. I enjoy writing and designing things for fun, and I teach the many Adobe tools used for that as part of my job. Yeah, where one ends and the other begins isn't clear.

What is clear is that I have a passion for the work I do, I enjoy it, and people say it shows in my presentations and my final products. To be clear, even though I enjoy my work so much, I'm still going to charge for it.
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