30-something male living washington, dc metro area (but i keep asking myself why). i've enjoyed images, design/form and creativity for as long as i can remember. it seem like i've "always" carried a camera with my on various trips/life event, but i didn't get serious about photography until a couple of years ago. photography is one of the few pleasures that i allow myself in a world increasing commitments/responsibilities, speed and information overload. photography, for me at least, is not only about the results, it is about the journey. i appreciate the experience and joy of making exposures but i don't consider myself a photographer, rather an eternal student of photography. .
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the purpose of nordilux.com is to be a visual playground where i can share some of my images, but also communicate what ever issues/ideas that are on my mind. nordilux roughly translates to something like 'nordic/northern light', at least that is the idea. i chose nordilux because it reflects on light (lux in latin) which is the very base of photography, and 'nordi', which ties to my scandinavian/nordic heritage. additionally it connects remotely to some lens series called noctilux and summilux by historic camera/optics-manufacturer leica.
for hardware i use a custom build desktop with amd x2 processor running 64-bit windows vista , samsung 214t monitor, monaco optix xr callibration tools, images are worked on in adobe photoshop cs2, for digital asset management i use iview mediapro 3, site software is movabletype 3.34 along with some handcoded html and php. hosting by aplus.net.
i have owned/tried various types of camera systems, brands and formats over the years. in case you didn't know, let me be the first to tell you, there is no such thing as the perfect camera. they all have their strenghts and weaknesses, so save yourself a lot of time/money and just settled on something. nikon or canon, it really doesn't matter.
film: i actually don't use much film anymore, i simply don't have the time to finish of a roll, have it developed and scanned etc., moreover, i think the pro labs have killed film for me because i cannot get it optically printed anymore, they scan it (poorly if i may add) so it is 2nd generation by default. why bother? there are several images on the site taking with film, normally fuji reala 100, kodak tri-x, ilford delta 100/400 or ilford xp2. the 35mm film images on this site was scanned on a Minolta Scan Dual III or from a cheapo CD provided by the dev lab.