GET TO KNOW ME: AMY PATERSON

My name is Amy, I'm 32 and I live in Ayrshire, Scotland with my husband, Kevin and our two little boys, Kit and Asa.  

I've been inconsistently shooting film for the last fifteen or so years.  My parents bought me my first SLR camera - a Pentax MZ-M - while I was at high school. I had shown an interest in photography (I've recently written an essay on my love for film, you can find it on my website) and so when I passed some exams off we went to Glasgow for a camera.

I tried a number of films and cameras.  Experimented with polaroids, lomography and 120, took a great 10 week Saturday darkroom course at the Glasgow School of Art; but it's only since taking a trip to the Eden Project in 2013 that I discovered a love for close-up flora shots and lately I have been experimenting more with extension rings.

The camera I currently love using is a Minolta SRT 101, so much so that I have two!  I mainly shoot in colour, Kodak Portra 400, but I'm trying to do more black and white.

I'm working on quite a few things at the moment, from photoshoots and photo walks to designing stationery for film photographers. More on that later!

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