Chip Middleton

People and street photographer

I discovered photography in my late 20’s and have evolved through many genres of photography. What gets me excited today is visiting new places and photographing what is happing around me. The writer Richard Brautigan once wrote, “It’s strange how the simple things in life go on while we become more difficult.”

My first camera I used was my wife’s Kodak Disc Camera. I was 28 years old. With some of our wedding gift money we purchased a Canon A-1 35mm SLR camera. I was hooked from then on. I tried abstract, close-up, old architecture and landscape photography. Anything that did not include people was the goal. I was shy about that. I learned to develop and print my own color and black & white images. Somewhere down the line I feel in love with photographing people on the street. All my images are 28mm lens equivalent. The only lens I use nowadays. The thrill is getting in close. That is when my heart begins to pump. The end of last year I quit my job as a lifelong electrician and started my own business online. This gives me time to do some traveling to some pretty cool places.

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Published photo series of Chip:

Streetphotography: In the streets of Havana, The streets of Ireland

 

Other sites or projects of Chip Middleton:

ibcakewalk     Instagram profile