Here at Parallax we appreciate a variety of viewpoints — we’re trying to live up to our name after all. Here’s our regular contributors.
Interested in contributing? Email blog at calumetphoto dot com and introduce yourself!
Jessica Lynn Capron
Blogger-In-Chief & Interactive Media Coordinator
Jessica is a Columbia College Chicago graduate with a BA in commercial/fashion photography and a minor in creative advertisement. She started working for Calumet Photo in 2013, as a web editor, and is now running Calumet Photo’s social media. When Jessica is not running Calumet’s social media she is planning photo shoots, projects, and working on her fashion blog: www.thefashionappeal.com. View her photography at www.jessicalynncapron.com
Zane started at Calumet six years ago as a sales associate in our Chicago store and now he’s running our site http://www.calumetphoto.com. When Zane’s not here at Calumet he’s usually exploring Chicago with a camera, especially if it is dark out. You can find his work at http://ztdavis.com.
David has been at Calumet since time immemorial, when we still made darkroom sinks by hand and the only way you could buy something was our mailorder catalog. David carries his Hasselblad 503CW with him everywhere he goes.
Chris Snipes has been providing expert advice and technical support to professional photographers, major corporations, and fine artists for over 20 years. He was involved with the very first high-end, medium format digital camera systems from Leaf, Phase One, Hasselblad, Canon, and Nikon. His experience with the integration of professional lighting systems has afforded him the ability to work with electronic flash, HMI, and continuous light sources from Profoto, Broncolor, Arri, and Kinflo.
Sarah Derer is a photographer and Calumet Photographic associate in Chicago. In a past life, she produced photo shoots for such brands as McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Wrigley. Now she produces for herself, shooting for clients that include Imprint Projects, Levi’s, and Rdio. She also shoots a lot of musicians. Her work can be seen on The Huffington Post, The Chicago Reader, The Chicago Tribune, Brooklyn Vegan, Impose Magazine and at badabingrecords.com, and has been published by Layflat and Ba Da Bing Records. Visit her website at sarahderer.blogspot.com.
Richard Newman has been in three areas of media production for the last three decades: music, still photography and videography. He started with a career in the music industry and was part of the Emmy-award sound team for work on Hill Street Blues. Richard is currently the director of education for Calumet Photographic. He has co-chaired the “Silver Conference on Black-and-White Photography” and sits on several photographic advisory boards. He is a published author of three photography books and international speaker on photography. His current video projects include Eddie Soloway: Big Sur (2010), Eric Skye: 3 Days on the Sonoma Coast (2011), Santa Cruz Guitar Company’s35th Anniversary Concert and Bobbi Lane’s Posing and Directing (2012). You can find his work at: http://www.newmanphotos.com
Jonathan Thorpe is a professional photographer/cinematographer specializing in advertising and commercial portrait/fashion work in the Washington DC area. With a strong focus in off camera lighting, his work has been featured in numerous magazines, and has shot campaigns for companies such as BMW, lululemon, and Aveda. In addition to photography, Jonathan has also shot and directed several music videos and television spots, and is currently developing his first short film. You can find his work at: http://www.jthorpephoto.com