The club was founded as the “Triple J Photo Club” in the fall of 2001 by several regular Triple J Cafe customers who met regularly and shared an interest in photography. Initially, the first meetings were held in the club members’ living rooms. In a matter of months, word spread, attendance grew, and the club began meeting in the Bellevue and Kirkland public libraries. Eventually, it made the community room at the Fire Station #22 in Kirkland its regular meeting place. With the Triple J Café long since closed, in May 2010 the club changed its name to the Kirkland Photo Club to recognize the ever-expanding membership base. The club prides itself on being a loosely organized photography “interest group.” Club members span the entire spectrum of experience--from novice photographers to serious hobbyists and semi-professionals who use photography in their professional pursuit of art and graphic design. While the majority of the membership has embraced digital photography, several still use film as their primary format and some focus on the pursuit of black and white images. Kirkland Photo Club membership is open to everyone with an interest in photography. A modest annual membership fee supports club operations.