I'm 23 years old, and have been shooting for about 3 years or so. I feel, though, I've come a long way in that time. I live in Atlanta, GA, and I try to shoot a few times a week, whether it be studio work, with what meager supplies I have in that department, or just walking around this beautiful city and finding what it reveals to me. I shoot 35mm and digital, depending on mood and approach, all pentax stuff. I have 3 bodies - an *istDS, a zx-l, and a k-1000. for lenses, i have a 135mm 2.8, a 50mm 1.2, a 20mm 2.8, and a couple zoom lenses that cover about that same range.
I've been shooting more color lately than i used to, and i'd like to get back to my roots. we'll see. heh. I do some paid work, shooting local bands live and for promo shots and whatnot. It's a lot of fun and pays pretty well.
I'd be excited at the opportunity to meet and talk with other photographers as I've been doing this solo for awhile. It's fun to go out and shoot with someone else.