Kodak Tri-X, as a concept, has been around since the 1940’s when it was a 200 ISO b&w sheet film. Because it was their first fast film, when Kodak released the 400 ISO roll film version, the Tri-X name was maintained. Just like Kodak TMAX P3200 revolutionized low light photography in 1989, Tri-X was an […]Read more "Happy Birthday, Kodak Tri-X"
This spring, I had the pleasure of photographing one of the most fun and inspiring, weddings I’ve photographed. Downtown Frederick, Maryland art icons Kayleigh Montgomery and Chris Morris were engaged to be married, and of all the amazing analog shooters in the area, I was fortunate enough to be tapped to cover their festive occasion. […]Read more "Downtown Frederick Art Icons Get Hitched!"
I first met Lisa when my wife and I were photographing the Maryland Craft Beer Festival in Frederick, MD in 2013. Steph also did their family portraits that year. Then in 2016, we photographed her brother’s wedding and learned how talented a make-up artist Lisa is. So it was my absolute pleasure to photograph Lisa’s […]Read more "The Wedding of Lisa & Jason"
Hey brides! I’m Johnny Martyr and I’ve been photographing weddings since 2001 when I interned with one of the highest rated wedding photographers in Baltimore. Almost two decades later, I am still passionate about weddings and now I have the added pleasure of photographing them with my wife, Stephanie Lee. Our work has been published […]Read more "A Bride’s Guide to Gorgeous Wedding Photos"
Recently, I was privileged to photograph Arthur and Michael’s classy, intimate wedding at the Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, MD. The event would consist of a small ceremony followed by an upscale dinner with only a handful of close friends and family in attendance. It’s an honor when anyone hires you for a wedding, but particularly […]Read more "The Wedding of Arthur & Michael"
A few weeks ago, I wrote about my new-to-me, super cheapie antique-store-find Yashica A. Last week, I burned my first 5 rolls of Kodak Tri-X in it as a test drive and man, what a test drive it was! Every year, my wife hosts a Fall Family Photo session on our friends’ beautifully rustic property in […]Read more "Yashica A, In Use"
The first fully automated, coin-op photo booth appeared in New York City in 1925, predating Polaroid’s first instant film products by more than 2 decades, and paving the way for personal, photographer-free, economic portrait creation. This first photo booth was so popular that within only 6 months over two hundred and eighty thousand people had […]Read more "Photo Booths: Behind the Curtain"
In the 1980’s, when I was a kid, my mother worked for the Carr Lowrey Glass Company in Baltimore, Maryland. Carr Lowery was a staple of Baltimore industry and was the birthplace for many famous mass-produced glass items such as the collectible AVON bottles of the 1970’s which were shaped like cars, antiques, people, animals, […]Read more "Keep Closed When Not In Use; A Tribute to My Mother"
My family recently visited Disney World in Orlando Florida. We took plenty of 35mm, DSLR and iPhone photos but some of my daughter’s favorite photos were taken with her Fuji Instax Mini 8. While it’s her camera, and she’s very proficient with it, I took the photos so that Princess Harper could focus on more […]Read more "Photographing Disney with the Fuji Instax Mini 8"
Last weekend, my daughter Harper & I decided to take a walk and do a little portrait session. I asked her “What should we shoot with? Instax, digital, or b&w film?” “B&w film! B&w film!” B&w film, it was! Harper chose her own outfit, which was apparently inspired by Disney’s Mal, Maleficent the dark fairy’s […]Read more "Princess of the Forrest"