Big Busy Creative analog, digital photography

fine art photography by Gayle Nicholls-Ali


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I collect antique film cameras in a variety of formats from the 1930's to the present, from a variety of countries. I process my film at home in my kitchen. In every roll of film there is a moment of excitement. My favorites film cameras are the Canon EOS Elan, Pentax K1000, Yashica 635, Mamiya 645 and Kiev 88. I also use digital cameras. Sony A600, Canon 60D and the Nikon D3100 give me lots of variety. I scan my negatives on an Epson V600.

My work is in the new documentary style; a mix of who I see and what I see.

About Me

This is me

Born in Barbados, I grew up in Brooklyn, NY. I am an Altadena, CA resident. My photographic journey started 30 years ago when my sons were born. I found my formal path as a photographer at Pasadena City College with Professor Mike Mims, as a fine art family photographer with Linnea Linkus and then a wet lab photography teacher at the Armory Center for the Arts.

After spending fifteen years as a digital photography teacher at La Cañada High School, I reclaimed my artist identity during the Covid 19 pandemic. Otis College of Art & Design extension classes has been a source of my photographic revival.

Meet Me

Gayle Nicholls-Ali, M.A.

Gayle Nicholls-Ali, M.A. Photographer

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(626) 344-9060