Grady Kline,  "Plops Ride", 2008, Polaroid, 4 1/4 x 3 3/8" unique print

Grady Kline, “Plops Ride”, 2008, Polaroid, 4 1/4 x 3 3/8″ unique print

Grady Kline

(Marist College)

I collect many unique cameras. Some of the cameras that I work with regularly include a Land 250 Polaroid, a Kodak Instamatic X, and a 120 box camera. I also photograph with a Yashica-D medium format and a fisheye camera.

My philosophy on taking successful photographs, especially in the studio, is not about how the subject looks, or having perfect lighting and composition. I know that sometimes, successful photos can happen purely by accident. Photographs are about feelings and emotions, starting with the photographer and sent through the camera to the film, print, and eventually to the viewer.

Grady Kline is a senior at Marist College who is studying studio art and photography. Grady started taking photography courses in high school, mainly working with pinhole cameras and digital photography. In addition to his studies, Grady works as a lab monitor in his college’s darkroom. Since his sophomore year, he has been on the Marist College Crew Team.