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 […]Read more "Buy This Book!"
Sometimes the dumbest ideas are perpetuated on the internet. Storing ones film in the fridge is one of them. Like many adamant film photographers, I too, used to buy months or even years worth of film when there was a sale. And I’d store it in a little mini fridge. I would open the door […]Read more "Your Film Doesn’t Need to be Refrigerated; Less Shopping. More Shooting."
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 […]Read more "Suck a Dick, Fuji!"
Happy Veterans Day, America! To celebrate, I thought I’d share some film photographs of flags and documenting the political rallies I’ve attended over the years. Enjoy, and thanks to all the soldiers who’ve put their lives on the line, and given their lives, to maintain our freedom. Thanks for reading!Read more "Celebrating Veterans Day on 35mm Film"
[first published on http://www.JohnnyMartyr.com in 2015] The Agfa Optima Parat is a beautifully quirky compact, fixed lens, scale focus, 35mm half-frame camera, made in Germany in 1963. I bought mine in 2008 from Tina Waters, the curator of Gallery 61 in New York. I paid $70 for it as a tested, working copy and today, […]Read more "A Rave Review of the Agfa Optima Parat"
Check out this super cool new, special edition Fuji Instax Mini 8 camera! It was released to promote Despicable Me 3 and has been designed, very cleverly, to resemble one of those lovable Minion characters. I love the lens cover that looks like a Minion eye! Notice the addition of hands and […]Read more "Despicable Me Fuji Instax Mini Camera!"
Fact. I have owned a copy of every SMC-M 50mm lens that Pentax ever made.Read more "Pentax SMC 50mm 1.2"