Train Tracks Before the Storm

Train tracks somewhere in North Carolina we passed by during our vacation last summer. A rain storm came rolling in at just the right time for a pretty dramatic sky. I’ve been wanting to print this in the darkroom for some time and finally managed to do that yesterday. Shot …

Less Than Successful Darkroom Session

Well not all darkroom sessions need be successful I suppose. That’s part of the journey! I wanted much more contrast from this print, but “ran out” as I was already at a grade 5. I took this a few years ago at the beach and I over-exposed the film quite …

Cascade Falls Darkroom Session

Here’s my notes from last night’s darkroom session. Super glad Corey swung by Target to pick up the white board yesterday because that really came in handy. She also cut a mask for me so I could more easily burn in the waterfall. <3 This print has been the most …

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood In 35mm!

This afternoon Corey and I went out to see a special 35mm film projection showing of Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (also shot on 35mm film) at the Alamo Drafthouse! The movie itself was pretty Tarantino-esque so take that for what you will. Felt like a Pulp Fiction western …

Launched a proper portfolio site

Been trying to figure out the best way to setup a photography portfolio site of sorts. It’s been a while now but I used to work for PhotoBiz and honestly they make some awesome stuff. No it’s not a Squarespace kinda thing, but using the popular thing isn’t often my …

Learning About Paper Tests & Flare

When I was in high school, the way I was taught to make darkroom prints revolved around using test strips. The usual stuff where one uncovers a section of a strip of paper every 3 or 5 seconds giving a set of steps to evaluate how you will make the …

IndyCar at COTA and in Black and White

Circuit of the Americas isn’t exactly in my backyard but it is close enough that we didn’t think twice about booking tickets to the race. In years past, though we haven’t gone in the past few years, we have gone to Texas Motor Speedway to watch the IndyCar races. Very …

Large Format In Tucson

In January, I had the opportunity to travel to Tucson, Arizona. It was a work trip so I didn’t have a lot of time to go out shooting and had to work with the time of days that were available but I decided nonetheless to try taking just one camera …

First time shooting ADOX CHS ii

I’ve been waiting for quite a while to try out the new ADOX CHS ii and finally was able to grab a box of it and give it a go! Short answer, do I like this film? Absolutely! But with some some caveats. There were no published times for XTOL …