ARTISAN AND AN ARTIST
Dennis Santarinala served a combined eight year active-duty enlistment in the US Navy and US Army. He served two deployments as a helicopter mechanic that earned him a Humanitarian Service Medal participating in December 2004 Operation: Unified Assistance, where he helped maintained seven HSL-47 Squadron Sea hawk helicopters that delivered a combined amount of over 5 million pounds of water and relief goods to the Tsunami victims of Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
He is also an accomplished creative in different areas of film and digital photography, brand management, design, filmmaking and vintage automotive restorations, very passionate with the vintage Mini Cooper rally cars.
Dennis Santarinala is currently working for the Department of the Air Force at the 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force base, California as a multimedia specialist.
I shoot with both digital and film formats:
-Film (Stills): Large format 4x5, 6x6, 5x7 and 8x10, 120 film, Nikon F series and Leica iii and M systems 35mm rangefinder
-Film (Motion picture): Krasnogorsk-3 and 16mm Bolex Reflex and Super 8mm cameras
-Digital (Stills and Motion picture): Sony and Nikon Full frame formats