I am all about the tools. Big tools, little tools, all sorts of tools. I use them a lot, and I like to see how many different tools I can find to photograph. I have new tools, and old tools, tools that have a long history in my family, and some that have a history from somewhere else.
I don't have any of the amazing wow collector tools, mostly because I like to use my tools, and not just look at them. Some tools are just too pretty to hang onto, and others are too ugly not to be practical.
Still, I like the way tools look, and to know that for every tool I have, it has been used well. It just has to be that way. -YoPedro
I make a living with my camera, and I like what I do a lot, so that makes me one of those people who found what they love, and get paid for it. I'm not unique, in fact I know a lot of artist that do this, especially here on Fine Art America. While the bulk of what I do is for commercial clients, much of what I produce are personal projects, work just for myself. Photography is something that I've done for quite some time now, and something that I hope to keep doing for some time longer.
I have a penchant for all things mechanical. I like hot rods, and machinery, manufacturing, I especially like real big stuff like earth movers and factories. I tend to like stuff with wheels, but not too much of the new stuff. I certainly appreciate it, but I like how the old stuff looks, and the idea that someone built it with their hands. I suppose because I tend to turn a wrench now and then too. Old equipment is fascinating to me because I can appreciate what it took to build it. I am often amazed at what was produced during the industrial age, when manufacturing was in it's infancy. I look at a piece of machinery that is over a hundred years old, and I wonder just how must genius it took to imagine it, and then build it. For me, it's a fascinating journey. -YoPedro