I recently watched a movie with my kids about the Cottingley Fairies. The film was a bit of a snoozer but it was my introduction to the true story of two little girls who, between 1917 and 1920 took beautiful b&w glass plate photographs of one another interacting with fairies in the forest behind their […]Read more "These Photos, Taken by Two Little Girls in 1917, are Gorgeous"
New and improved for 2019! http://www.JohnnyMartyr.com! Well, actually, I overhauled my site in the final months of 2018 but I think I’ve got all the bugs blown out and tweaks sufficiently tweaked. What d’ya think?! For anyone who remembers the old JohnnyMartyr.com, you’ll note that I finally removed ALL my color images, simplified my genres […]Read more "www.JohnnyMartyr.com"
Almost three years ago, I was wandering the streets of downtown Philadelphia with my friends and my Leica. Philly is undergoing a bit of a revival. Rundown old properties are being rejuvenated and turned into trendy new homes and businesses. There’s a lot of character in the old buildings that I hope can be preserved […]Read more "1320"
From film… to digital… and back again! Throughout the 20th century, b&w silver gelatin prints were THE standard in b&w photography. Unlike modern inkjet prints which consist of ink sprayed onto the surface of paper, silver gelatin paper, like photographic film itself, consists of layers of organic and chemical material. So the resulting images have […]Read more "Traditional Prints in a Digital World"