McKie Trotter | Forth Worth TX, USA

Short bio…

Fort Worth Texas is where I was born, raised and continue to live with my wife and daughter. It was my great fortune in life to be born into an artistic family. My dad was an artist and professor of art and my mom was quite accomplished in multiple mediums as well. Though I studied Architecture in school I don’t make my living by it. It does, however, often guide me in terms of subject matter. The natural world is my other primary focus. Of course there’s my daughter, but that’s different.

You shoot film because…

Film’s “limitations” are important to me. They require thought, patience and a freaking clue as to what you/it are doing. Working with film is, for want of another word, meditative. It’s slow-er. The more “organic” look of a film photograph is also very important to how I like my work to look. The Luddite in me likes having a physical negative, rather than just a “file” of 0s and 1s.

Your photography feels like…

I don’t believe my photographs could all be described as having a unified feel and I don’t. The more relevant thing for me is how do they feel for the Viewer!