A B O U T
We are Zachary and Ashley Vemwell, a fine art photography duo currently creating and residing along the northern coast of Washington State. With our values of minimalism, sustainability, and organic, holistic wellness, we strive to create and thrive as consciously and sustainably as possible. We have a passion for the analog way of living, and through spending our time living slowly and mindfully, we enjoy our quiet life together experiencing the beauty of the natural world. In addition to our constant fervor for film photography, we are avidly pursuing yoga, meditation, reading, exploring nature by foot, cycling, organic plant-based cooking, and all things holistic health - to name just a few important things!
Film is the truest representation of the world, and that is why it is our medium of choice. While a digital camera interprets a photograph by code, a film camera captures a photograph by chemical emulsion on light sensitive film. Through the process of film, we are able to capture delicately intimate moments in time in their truest tonality, perception, depth, and motion.
Our arsenal consists of fully manual and mechanical medium format (Hasselblad) and 35mm (Leica) equipment. We exclusively shoot with black and white film as it gives our work a timeless, dream like aesthetic. In addition, we personally hand develop and process all of our film, and currently work hands on with small businesses to produce the most sustainable, personal, and highest quality fine art framed prints and albums available. At the present, we are working with both a digital printer along the east coast and an analog printer out of a studio in Flagstaff Arizona, as well as a framer and album maker both creating here in Washington State.