Analog Girl in a Digital World
Hi, I'm Katie Mollon. I have been using cameras to create images of the world around me for as long as I can remember. I started on a point-and-shoot Pentax my parents bought me for Christmas in middle school. I later pursued my love of art and photography at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. There I fell in love with processing film and making prints in the darkroom. I have since honed in my film photography skills through professions such as film lab technician in Seattle, Washington, and currently as a digital media specialist for the University of Michigan History of Art Department's Visual Resources Collection.
While I am very comfortable with and appreciate current digital SLR cameras, I find that toy cameras and film are best able to convey my thoughts & feelings. Utilizing experimental techniques such as multiple exposures, overlapping frames, and light leaks, my images seek to convey the plural and ephemeral qualities I am so fascinated with in life & dreams.
My personal interests, beyond Art/Photography, include: Equal Rights, Cooking, Music, Psychology, Yoga, Traveling and enjoying nature!