5fives with Steph Parke

I’m a photographer/writer/editor with an admitted addiction to Polaroid, peanut butter, good beer, and being outside in the woods, on the water, or on my deck.

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Steph Parke - polaroid self-portrait

My top five cameras:

  1. Polaroid SLR 680
  2. Pentax K1000
  3. Banner Diana Clone
  4. Great Wall
  5. Kodak Duaflex III – for 120mm film, not TTV
  6. Polaroid - by Steph Parke

My top five mantras:

  1. Laugh everyday.
  2. Be gracious.
  3. Imperfections are ok.
  4. Don’t fight.
  5. Put your camera down now and then and experience the moment through your own eyes, not a lens.
  6. canoe - by Steph Parke

Five things I’d tell my ten-year old self:

  1. Wear sensible shoes. Wear sensible shoes. Wear sensible shoes.
  2. When you get to college after high school, commit yourself immediately to school, not skiing.
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
  4. The bears in Yellowstone aren’t going to get you. When you live there later on, get off your duff and on the trail.
  5. Wear sunblock. Blisters are not fun and it’s perfectly fine to be pasty white.
  6. wave - by Steph Parke

My top five (beer) drinks:

  1. Odell’s Easy Street Wheat
  2. Main Street Brewery’s Honey Raspberry
  3. Squatter’s Acapulco Gold
  4. Uinta’s Rype
  5. Squatter’s Nut Brown Ale
  6. favorite - by Steph Parke

Five things I’d splurge on after winning the lottery:

  1. A vacation home with waterfront on Payette Lake in Idaho.
  2. A vacation home in Springdale, Utah with the best air conditioning money can buy.
  3. A vacation home with oceanfront in Cannon Beach, Oregon.
  4. A beautiful, brand new Mamiya 7.
  5. A completely restored Volkswagen Westfalia with a nice new engine and other essential parts, a pop-up camper and racks for our bikes and kayaks. Orange please!
  6. home sweet edr - by Steph Parke

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    3 June 2011 at 23:18

    Amazing photos, i need to look at getting a polaroid!

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    Ashleigh A. Coyner
    5 June 2011 at 04:22

    Great interview! I love the 5five idea 😀 I may have to change my interview process to something similar!

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      5 June 2011 at 21:05

      Thank you lovely Ashleigh! :)

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    6 June 2011 at 16:01

    Thanks for featuring me! I just love this idea. :)

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      6 June 2011 at 16:07

      Thank you for taking part, you inspire me! x

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