Jeff Kuhlman 
Photography

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Bio

My love and obsession for photography started in 2001. I was exposed to and used cameras before this, but this is the time that I purchased a 35mm film camera. Buying that camera had a huge impact on my life.  My journey in photography had officially begun. 


2006-2010 I started shooting digital photography as well as shooting 35mm film. I began doing commercial work for a restaurant, a hotel and a couple publications. 


2012 After being frustrated with digital photography and not being a computer oriented person, I decided to just shoot film. At this time I started printing and selling prints. I actually sold everything that was associated with digital photography. 


2015 I started entering shows to sell prints. At this time I also made the step to medium format photography. That was probably a real turning point for me. I always felt something was missing from 35mm, and left me wanting more from the negatives. Shooting medium format was exactly the connection I needed and from there it has been none stop. 


2017 Was a year with some big changes. I created a studio at home to work out of. Started shooting full time, pursuing as many shows as possible, quitting my previous career and started shooting digital again. My artwork that I produce is from film photography, and commercial photography is digital. It is important to keep the two separate for me. 


Art

To produce captivating and engaging photographs shot on film. To produce works of art inspired by nature that both bring joy, preservation and a deep love of ecology. Art work is only made from film photographs. Film is processed by me, giclée prints are made by me, and framing is also done by me. Each piece is handmade and I am involved from start to finish. Being an environmentalist, I am drawn to shooting landscapes and abstracts from nature. To hopefully contribute and help preserve the beauty and natural order of things that seem to be changing so quickly. 


Commercial

To work closely and personally with my clients, their needs, and to achieve the best photographs for their business. All work is digital and shot with a full frame, high resolution, Nikon D600, Nikon lens, and lighting equipment. For each client all photographs are retouched to ensure the highest possible quality. 


Background

I am self taught through trial, error and experience. I have and continue to educate myself through reading and pushing techniques. I started with 35mm film in 2001, progressed to digital and the work flow that it requires. From there I continued to shoot film, moving into medium format, processing my own film and into giclée printing. Exploring many techniques with developing film, dodging, burning, and many different papers in the printing process. 


Sincerely, 

Jeff Kuhlman