About Jenn

Intellectually curious. Ardent, lifelong photographer. Audiophile and cinephile. This is how I hope others will remember me.

It all started with using the family's Kodak camera during childhood vacations. After an older brother allowed me to use his new 35mm camera to record a high school event, a passion for making images on film was born. A stint as a staff photographer and eventually photo editor for a college newspaper deepened this passion. The rest, as somebody once said, is history.

Photography is my preferred tool for recording my passage through this world. By contemplating the events or objects before my lens, I obtain some clarity and understanding of the subject. Inevitable editing allows further reflection on the mental and emotional states met during this process. Hopefully, the viewer discerns some of this when viewing the result.

Most of my photographs are transparencies (slide film). I still have a medium format film camera. I hardly use it since adopting a digital photography and processing workflow late in 2007. I retired several years later, which allowed me to concentrate on digitizing the more recent slides and negatives made during more than fifty years of shooting film. Photography will always be my passion.

Recent advances in digital processing and machine learning (also known as artificial intelligence) bring new energy to this passion. Those advances allow me to explore new ways to view and display my imagery.

About Z-Imagery

An affinity for words is an aspect of my life well-known in my family. The dictionaries I use most often define imagery as visually descriptive language and a collection of visual images. So, when I began searching for a domain name in 2005, I thought about combining this word with the first letter of my surname and purchased the "z-imagery" domain later that year. When the "zimagery" domain name became available three years later, I quickly registered that name as well.

After registering the first domain, I started designing a logo. I remembered a math symbol known as a double-struck Z. It stands for a ring of integer numbers usually displayed as -3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3. The similarity of these numbers to a range of exposures in photography is why I adopted a stylized double-struck "Z" for my logo. Finally, the RGBCYM (Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Yellow, and Magenta) colors within the diagonal stroke of the "Z" are the primary components of the digital color wheel.

The two domains remained inactive for several years. Still, I started publishing my photographs on FLICKR in 2015 using Z-Imagery as a username for my photo stream. The intervening years between then and now allowed me the time to refine my post-processing workflow while receiving feedback on my published photographs. In 2020, after SmugMug acquired FLICKR, I decided to start a website using the "zimagery" domain.

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