I thought I'd say hi from Minneapolis.
I'm a 37 year old student (back in school yet again!), about to start a master's program.
I'm not an art student, but a rhetoric and political communications student who got fascinated with photography by taking a part-time job as photojournalist for the university newspaper.
It's gone from automatic setting on the school's digital camera to my shooting the 2004 Minneapolis Fringe Festival to wedding work to fine art prints from digital to just recently starting to get my hands stinky in developer. Hopefully once I learn how to print on actual paper from actual film I can leave digital stuff to the journalism and focus (pun intended) on film.
Aside from the digitals I use for work, I shoot mostly old Russian and Japanese rangefinders and inexpensive medium format gear. I'm getting tons of milage out of my Kiev 60 6x6 and a Kiev 4 35mm.
Lately I've been playing around with plastic "no focus" cameras and having lots of fun, but my motto is to always have something at hand somewhere. So my shots might come out of a Canonet, a Lynx 14, a Zorki 1, or my trusty but venerable Praktica SLR.
Anyway, here are some shots from the last un-snowy day of the year for us up here. I chased a firetruck and all I had was a plastic no-focus loaded with HP5+. http://bigwhitecoolbreeze.com/fire