Ritchie Roesch

About me

Location Tehachapi, California
Introduction My love for photography began as a child when I was given a 110 film camera for Christmas. The quality was poor, but I enjoyed taking pictures of what was around me. Later, my dad gave me his old Sears 35mm camera. By the time I began college, I was frustrated with the grade of images I was taking. So I enrolled in Photography 101. I was hooked! While at college, I had the great privilage of learning from renown photographer Jun Van Cleef. During that time I used black and white film exclusively. When I was not in class or working, I was taking pictures or in the lab developing the film and making prints. Since college, I used 35mm slide film until spring of 2010, when I switched to digital capture. I had avoided digital photography for several years, but the quality and value has now exceeded that of 35mm film.