I’m Jason Schlachet, a photographer currently residing in San Francisco, California.
I grew up in central Indiana, attended Purdue University to study Computer Science, then moved to California for work.
The draw of photography for me is two fold.
First is the wide variety of formats and equipment over time. Simple barrel lenses, folding pocket cameras, Polaroids, twin lens reflex, view and field cameras, film, wet plate, paper negatives.. Photography has evolved so much over time and has left in its wake a plethora of things to discover and explore.
Second is its contrast to the modern technology of my career in IT. Photography slows me down, forces me to think and be analytical, and invites me to get my hands wet/dirty. I always look forward to taking my glasses off, turning out the lights, and working with my hands in the darkroom. It’s escapism and art at the same time, and that resonates greatly with me.
My work has been shown at the following shows:
- Grain Over Noise – A collection and celebration of analog photography. August 5th- August 8th, Space Gallery, San Francisco.
- Blow-Up! Group photo exhibit. March 29th – May 2nd, Cigar Bar, San Francisco.