TYLER SCHMID, Santa Cruz, California
"Hi, I'm Tyler Schmid. I am a photographer/musician currently residing in Northern California. I've been a surfer for about 6-7 years, and I regularly surf in Santa Cruz and the San Francisco area. For my photography, I shoot primarily on old film cameras. I started getting serious about photography right around the same time I started surfing, and I found a marriage between those two in the Nikonos camera - a little old waterproof film camera made by Nikon in the 70s and 80s. I was introduced to the Nikonos by my friend Brandon, who started a little community on Instagram called The Nikonos Project."