Who are you? Tell us a little about yourself.
Kristen Blanton and Matt Jozwiak. From April 2014 to May 2016 we lived in National Parks, truck stop parking lots, couches of friends and BLM land documenting the American road on film for our first debut book, “Hello America: An Analog Story.” While traveling we began working with brands in the outdoor industry to bring raw visual storytelling to their gear. Today we live in California where Matt is also a boat captain and dive guide. We are about to head to Southeast Asia for five weeks to shoot for Eddie Bauer.
How did you first get into photography?
I (Kristen) was shooting festivals and Day in the Life features of bands for a few music publications my senior year and post college. Matt actually showed me how to use a film camera in 2010 when we were just kids running around our hometown one deadbeat summer. We began focusing on photography as a career together in 2014 when we hit the road. It’s been the medium for our work and relationship for nearly three years now.
Film or digital?