It’s time for another edition of our ‘peek inside’ series and today we have CMmentor Caroline Jensen sharing her world with us! Caroline is known for her soulful photography and is the instructor for one of CMU’s upcoming new online workshops, Shooting 301: The Art of Observation. Please enjoy your glimpse into Caroline’s life!
a peek inside | caroline jensen
Someday soon my new studio will be built and I will have a lovely and professional work station. For now I have a “floating office” which is a fancy way of saying I do most of my work on my bed or the kitchen counter and I actually do not work at a desk! I have a neck that can’t take sitting for long periods and therefore I work with my laptop on various surfaces throughout the day. My favorite spot is on the floor in front of my fireplace on a cold, winter’s night. So, with that said, here is where my laptop lives when I am NOT using it. It parks on this desk where it can backup to it’s EHD every night.
2.Hand-made desk which stores film negatives.
I cannot live without my Dandy Blend Dandelion “coffee” with Hazelnut syrup.
3.Favorite mug and dandelion coffee.
Who needs diamonds when you have lenses?
5. 135L f/2
6. 85L f/1.2
7. 35L f/1.4
Not shown: Canon 5D Mark II (used to take images) and other Lensbaby lenses (macro converters, Sweet 35, and Soft Optic)
Traditional Film Cameras:
9. Canon Film Rebel (shown with 35L attached)
10. Pink Holga
11. Speed Graphic 4×5 sheet film camera
Not shown: film developing gear and film scanner
12. Cord for camera to computer transfer
13. extra CF cards
The “Fun Camera” for when all else fails…
16. Polaroid Land Pack Film Camera (103 model)
My camera bags:
17. CM Ketti Bag–LOVE!!!
18. Large Tamrac Bag
Five things you may not know about me:
1. I now live on a century farm near where Laura Ingalls lived.
2. I have moved 38 times in my life.
3. Dandy Blend “coffee”is my favorite beverage (see image above).
4. I saw my husband in person twice before we got engaged.
5. My favorite foods are limes and salsa and I eat them every, single day.
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Minnesota wife and homeschooling mother of four, Caroline explains her photography which began in 2008 with her first DSLR as “ever evolving, but I have a special love for emotive black and white imagery as well as colorful landscapes and macros that are alive with colors and textures. My newest love is film and alternative process photography.” Her gear consists of a Canon 5d mark II, an assortment of prime lenses including a lensbaby and attachments, a Canon Rebel Film camera, and some Holgas. Caroline is the instructor of CMU’s workshops Shooting 301: The Art of Observation, Processing 202: Communicating with Color and Light, and Shooting 107: The Art of Mobile Photography. Photography may be Caroline’s passion but she is also a beekeeper, gardner, addicted to salsa and lime, dark chocolate, and loves traveling in her Airstream with her family.