Silver & Pixel started in 2009 as an idea of combining two of my greatest passions, photography and animals. I have been in awe of photography ever since I was five. I started with instamatic cameras, with the little flash cubes on top, and then I was in awe again as a child when I saw the first polaroid picture appear in front of my eyes. I have always considered myself a self-taught photographer. Took photography and darkroom courses back in college, but nothing formal. I learned watching great images in books and great magazines like Life, Times, National Geographic. And of course, admiring the great masters. My father gave me a medium format Yashica with twin lenses when I was like twelve or thirteen. I had to learn about exposures, shutter speed, apertures and composition on the dot because this camera was all manual. I then got my hands on my first35 mm SLR, and then when I became a mom, I was always checking out the latest 35mm point and shoots. And then the digital tsunami arrived. I stubbornly resisted the digital camera for a few years, until I realized there was no turning back. I had to accept that the digital era had arrived. I transitioned, no question about it, but even though I don't pick up my leica m4 as much as I would like, analog will always be part of who I am as a photographer. Silver & Pixel is the harmony between these two photography eras, silver halide lives on woven in every pixel. It's a whole new world to see.