The Very Best of Johnny Martyr

Okay, I fully admit to being in a blogging lull right now.  And what do people do when they’re in a lull, they release their greatest hits! Below are my blogs from each year for the past five years which had the highest number of views.  It’s funny how sometimes the the topics/photos/articles that I […]

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35mm, the Art of the Frame Burn

With film shooters moving to larger formats and digital shooters using face-palm-inducing software to emulate the look of film, a 35mm shooter begins to wonder “What cool characteristic can 35mm film provide that no other format can?” Enter the frame burn.     Unexposed 35mm film comes to us in a metal canister with a […]

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Peeling Apart Veruca Salt

Stephanie and I arrived at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC just as Veruca Salt were going on stage.  Outside the venue, I could hear the thundering bass and blazing rock guitars.  Taped up on the walls all around Will Call were laminated 8×10 sheets of paper announcing “NO PRO PHOTO CAMERAS.”  Determined to get […]

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