14th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
First Place, Peninsula People


By Chris Marolf

About Chris Marolf

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Menlo Park resident Chris Marolf has no problem coming up with photo opportunities. With cameras "lying all over the house," he just has to wait for an interesting occurrence and take his shot.

In this case, his 4-year-old daughter, Zoe, provided the inspiration.
"We were just working in the backyard and had a bunch of sunflowers. We were going to take the seeds out and feed them to the birds, and she was checking it out." He used a Konica 35 mm Hexar to take the picture.

Marolf, who works in the construction industry and has lived in Menlo Park for about seven years, has been taking pictures ever since he was a young boy, with all kinds of cameras. "It's always been part of my life," he said.