hi everybody

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Peter Osuchowski, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. Peter Osuchowski

    Peter Osuchowski Member

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    hi,

    wow, i just found this website while randomly surfing the net, and boy am i glad i did! i'll probably be putting in a lot of time looking through the posts, articles, and images.

    i'm 28 years old, currently living in champaign, IL. i'm from chicago, but spiritually i'm from new york. i am/was a fine arts/photography student at loyola, where i finished all of the photo classes but still haven't graduated. also finished a minor in philosophy.

    i hate all things digital, because art, for me, is about making the thing, the physical "art object". (sorry if i overintellectualize everything :wink: that's the philosophy side of the brain talking) however, i realize i can't be a luddite when it comes to commercial work, though, which i still hope to get into. so far, i've made $3 on photography :wink:

    generally i now shoot medium format with mamiya 7ii (my baby) and fuji ga-645 rangefinders, but i love my inconspicuous little contax 35mm point-and-shoot as well. last year, i got to use a borrowed 4x5 view camera and totally fell in love with it, but alas i can't afford one right now :sad: i print my own color, b&w, and ilfochrome. lately i've been experiencing a total creative lull and haven't taken more than snapshots for months. but i do have some ideas stewing in the back of my head...

    you're all welcome to take a look at my crappy website, http://www.peterosuchowski.com, but i'll definitely be posting work in the image gallery, and hopefully getting some nice, brutal feedback. i look forward to meeting the other members of this site and participating in all of its aspects!

    peace,
    peter
     
  2. Dave Miller

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    Wecome Peter, contribute and enjoy.
     
  3. Flotsam

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    Welcome Peter,

    I'm sure that you will find this place both informative and inspiring to shake you out of your lull. I sure did :smile:.
     
  4. Dave Miller

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    By the way. Wecome is the English spelling of the American word Welcome - and if you believe that you will believe anything :smile:
     
  5. papagene

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    Welcome Peter,
    You wandered into a great site. Enjoy your many visits here, cause I'm sure you'll be back often.
    gene
     
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    Welcome to the site. I also was very happy when I found this site. I'm a 35mm range finder photog starting to expand into medium format.
     
  7. Aggie

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    Another Mamiya 7II (my baby too) user.

    Welcome Welcome Welcome
     
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    Welcome from Canada. We spell "welcome" the same way as the Yanks. Or at least our "l's" aren't stuck LOL. Checked out your website. You have some interesting stuff. I am sure you will find this sight inspiring to say the least.
     
  9. BWGirl

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    Welcome Peter!

    Do we really wander into a place like this, or is it fate/destiny that brings us here? Either way, it is home! So welcome home from your neighbor to the north!

    Jeanette
     
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    Typing upside down as we speak .... Welcome from DownUnder.
     
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    Welcome from the Real Down Under.
     
  12. dr bob

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    Welcome from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This is a truly cosmopolitan group. I am continually delighted at the quantity and quality of information here.
     
  13. Peter Osuchowski

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    hi BWGirl,

    i'm actually from Wisconsin myself. i grew up in green bay and lived in madison for 4 years before becoming a FIB. i still have friends up there.

    peter
     
  14. Peter Osuchowski

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    Thank you for the welcome.

    thanks, everyone, for the welcome. i'm sure i'll have a lot of fun with this site. ...assuming i don't get lost in the hierarchical post/reply scheme or whatever.

    peace,
    peter
     
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    Welcome Peter, always good to see a new member and I think DrBob put it very susinctly :wink:

    Kind regards Tony