Buy This Book!

I’ve been combing the used photography book sections for years and of all the inspirational, informative publications out there, I have to tell you, if you’re only going to get off the internet for one hard, tangible, funky-smelling used book this year, I wholeheartedly recommend, fully endorse, would buy every film photographer a copy if […]

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Standing Up for Squeegees

I have a very controversial little tool to thank for the cleanliness of my negatives; the Dot Line DL-6121, more commonly known as a rubber squeegee. Many shooters will tell you that squeegees scratch negatives and to avoid them at all costs.  I followed this advice for years but then came to firmly disagree with […]

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A Well Organized Bag is a Good Start

Something that drives me crazy is when I see photographers with disorganized camera bags.  My wife’s is absolutely terrifying.  Film photographers are probably the worst offenders but ironically have the greatest need for an organized bag. If you’re an award-winning, world renowned photographer and keep a messy bag, fine.  Who am I to criticize you? […]

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Johnny Martyr. Walls.

Humpty Dumpty fell off one. Pink Floyd said we’re all just bricks in one. And so for a time, I have been rather obsessed with, yes, WALLS. Specifically, really old ones with a lot of character and a story to tell. There’s a bit of insanity in staring at walls.  We associate trying to convince […]

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Suck a Dick, Fuji!

Suck a dick, Fuji!  You’re worse than an ex-girlfriend. My romance with Fuji started early on.  In 1999, before there was Ektar or the current iteration of Portra, and before I got into 3200 speed and b&w, Fuji made my favorite films.  I loved Fuji. They made their mark on the photographic world by making […]

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