Derek F

Snappr Photographer

Derek has had a passion for photography since the Fall of 1996, when he enrolled in a black and white photography course during his first term at Luther College, in Decorah, Iowa. Covering the history of film and photography, the roles of influential artists, camera and lens basics, and darkroom development and printing techniques, this course formed the foundation of Derek's formal artistic pursuits. After graduating with a BA in Art, Derek pursued a graduate degree in Museum Studies at George Washington University, in Washington, DC. Around this time, Chip Clark, lead photographer at that time for the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, offered Derek the keys to his personal darkroom, as well as endless wisdom and personal tips. After exploring other media for a few years, Derek rediscovered his passion for photography with the purchase of a Sinar 4'x5' large format camera in the Spring of 2016, and a Mamiya RB67 later that Fall. Since then, he has dedicated himself to the art and business of photography as a way of life, and encourages others to pursue their dreams as well.

Canon EOS 5DS R

Canon 14mm f/2.8; Canon 28-70mm f/2.8

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What do you love about your job?
My relationship to film photography is both as an artist, and as one who sees it as a form of meditation… an effort to capture the intangible essence of light, and preserve it in a cage of gelatin silver. It is a deliberate process that allows us to slow down and fully examine the moment we are in, as well as the image we each wish to convey.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
My past photography has been very much about capturing moments, as opposed to creating them. This is a habit I am actively working to break, and hope to have a portfolio full of curated moments within a very short time.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I have not yet been honored with any awards, citations, prizes, or other such forms of recognition for my photographic work.
A fun fact about this photographer
I once had dinner with Alexander Hamilton's great-granddaughter, Henry Ford's grandson, Howard Hughes' nephew, Oprah's boyfriend, and a billionaire Knight... all at the same table. Legit.

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