My name is Cheryl Jacobs Nicolai. I’m a dinosaur, meaning I work entirely with B&W film and older (sometimes vintage) cameras. I love Cocoa Puffs and red wine, not at the same time. I am a terrible volleyball player, and I don’t wear anything pink. Ever. I split my time between photography and singing in my band; the two together keep me balanced, sort of. I like grit in my music and grain in my photographs. I am moderately deaf and ridiculously blind, which may explain my love for photographing textures.
I teach photographic workshops here, there, and everyone. I prefer to do independent workshops (avoiding sponsors) because I believe workshops should be about learning and growing—not being pressured into buying programs, gear, and props. For more information on my workshops, please visit my site.
Don’t be looking for me to blog every day. I’d rather wait until I have something worthwhile to say. If you happen to want to know what I’m doing at every moment, or, say, what I’m eating for lunch, you can follow me on Twitter @cjnicolai or on facebook as CJ Nicolai.