Richard Walliker (C19 and IC4)
2 years ago I joined the Postal Photographic Group and I continue to enjoy both the challenge of posting my images in the folios and the opportunity to be in contact with other members within the circles to which I belong.
My interest in photography began when I was 11 and I was given a Box Brownie camera. In my youth I owned a Ilford Sporti, and a Praktica Nova 1b. I rarely had enough money in those day to buy film, let alone develop it! Much later my cameras included an Olympus OM10 and a OM2SP. I built my own darkroom and enjoyed processing both B&W and Slide film. In particular I enjoyed Cibachrome process of printing slides. In 2001 I entered the digital world.
The main subjects of my interest is Landscape and more recently Street photography, but I also enjoy capturing images of wildlife and in particular birds. For wildlife I exclusively use a Nikon D7100. I optimised my kit in 2013 and bought into the Fuji X system and now have a X-T1 and X-Pro 1. Initially I sold my D800, but regretted it as all my lenses were FX. I bought a D800E to bring my setup back into order.
In a bid to broaden my photographic horizons I joined a local Society. Here I met folks who belonged to the PPC and this has enabled me to put an additional element into my enjoyment of photography. I also got back into film and re-bought an Olympus OM10 and ON2SP. In addition I use a Nikon F100 and my pride and joy is a recently acquired Rolleiflex 2.8f. I do occasionally process my B&W films. I also belong to the North Wales Monochrome and Slide groups which I thoroughly enjoy.
My life has turned full circle in terms of photography and is a welcome distraction from writing and editing our community magazine and sitting on various community committees. The PPC has widened my horizons and I enjoy my involvement. I belong to Circles 19 B&W and IC4 Natural History. I hope from now on to use submissions for Circle19 in the medium of film. I would urge anyone who is interested in meeting likeminded folks to join PCC and add another ingredient to the joy of photography.