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 had no meter or rangefinder. Now, I shoot almost exclu- sively in digital format.
I have been spending a lot of time at the Niles Canyon Railroad, photographing the steam engines. Experienc- ing the smell of the steam and smoke, the sound of the whistle, the chugging of the engine as it starts out. Go there and experience railroading as it once was!
Susan Hillyard
Susan Hillyard grew up on the East coast and moved West in the 1960s. She lived in the Haight Ashbury for several years. It was a transformative life experi- ence. She has been passionate about photography since childhood and now that she has retired she has been able to practice her art full-time. She has done eight art- ist residencies both in the U.S. and abroad. She finds doing an artist residency extremely valuable and loves to talk about them. The time and space that one is given is incomparable.
She is fascinated with seeing how far she can stretch her use of the iPhone and uses it almost exclusively. Hill- yard has exhibited broadly in the U.S. and internation- ally and is in collections around the country. She now resides in Oakland CA.
Vaughn Hutchins
I have been photographing since 1976. I had the honor to be a student of several excellent photography teach- ers at Humboldt State University, Tom Knight, Thomas Joshua Cooper and Jim Toms.
centuries of redwood growth. Though I have worked with color, silver (B&W), and platinum processes, my work now is mostly with Carbon Printing...a 19th cen- tury non-silver process which yields a very permanent image that has a raised relief. It is especially suited to the way I see and work with light in the redwoods. I have had the good fortune to photograph throughout the western USA as well as New Zealand, Costa Rica and Chile.
My photographs can be seen at the Ansel Adams Gal- lery in Yosemite National Park and the Arcata Artisans Gallery.
Geir Jordahl
Geir Jordahl explores his relationship to space and his experiences by interacting with their peripheries. He uses cameras, lenses, and film that capture the bound- aries of seeing, making images that extend human per- ception to realms beyond conscious awareness. His engaging compositions speak both to the specifics of place and to the imagination. The journey is an integral part of his work, both figuratively and literally. Geir is Norwegian born and feels that travel as pilgrimage is an essential aspect of his vision and creation.
Geir taught at Chabot College, Hayward, California, for 22 years. He was also Founder & Director of Pho- toCentral from 1983 to 2020. He currently operates True North Editions with his wife Kate in Bellingham, Washington. Geir Jordahl’s work has been exhibited throughout the world. His work is held in public and private collections.
 I find my inspiration in the textures, geometry, colors, and patterns found in the natural world, from the stripes on a bee to the lines on a granite mountainside to the shape of water flowing over rocks.
I worked for the US Forest Service out of Covelo, CA for 12 years. In 1991, I shifted professions and became the darkroom technician for the HSU Art Department.
Besides operating the teaching darkroom for the Art Department, I have taught photography to high school students and assisted at many workshops with such or- ganizations such as the Friends of Photography, Owens Valley Workshops and the Center for Photographic Art (Carmel).
My photography deals more with the light on the land- scape than with the landscape itself. Light is my subject. I especially enjoy working with the light falling through
Kate Jordahl
Kate Jordahl is a photographer, professor at Foothill College, and co-director of True North Editions. Her photographs are in numerous collections, including the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; the University of Texas at Dallas and the Yosemite Museum. She has led photography work- shops internationally and been an artist-in-residence with the Polar Arts Program, Greenland, and Yosemite National Park Museum.
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