thank you for your words viva! yes, i definitely pride myself in not having any former training, but that can also be a downfall. i started off with an auto canon and then moved on to an analog nikon, and then a minolta as well as a pentax. i'm an absolute 35mm film junkie, and i love love love grain. i pretty much got them developed and scanned at a photolab (thats why some of them are crappy scans) because i haven't taught myself how to develop my own film yet.. which i will eventually. but i don't think i'll really get into digital with my work. i'll end up getting one just because but not for work.
i got my sister into it too. i concentrate more on the portrayal of dreams, thoughts and ideas of people, places and things. she does a good job at focusing on objects (shes the cappy in the project series, go figure!) she's working with an auto, and would like to eventually go into digital. we both rely on natural sunlight so its tough sometimes. but we're always up for a challenge.
i plan on turning it into a little coffee table book for the eleven people that contributed and maybe eventually sell if there are requests.