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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Ceci n’est pas une Polaroid.

This is not a Polaroid. In art school, we were taught about the important distinction between words, images and objects by Magritte’s Treachery of Images. Just as photojournalists commit themselves to accurate depictions of events, in discussing photography, accurate vocabulary is also critical.  Just as edited images can convey falsehoods, incorrect and inaccurate words can […]

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MiNT Instantflex TL70

  I have to begin with a confession; I have never been much of a TLR guy.  I bought a Yashica 12 TLR while I was still in college and only had half a dozen cameras to my name.  I enjoy the camera well enough but the reverse viewing nature of a twin lens just […]

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A Four Year Old Photographer

At what point do we become photographers?  If it’s when we take the first shots we’re proud of then my daughter Harper is well on her way! After years of playing with Mom and Dad’s cameras, Last week I finally purchased our four year old her first camera. I have always allowed Harper to handle our cameras […]

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Camera. Typewriter. Telephone. Fan.

Trying something a bit different for this small project.  I gathered an Underwood portable typewriter, a Zeiss Ikon folding camera, Bell rotary telephone and a General Electric electric fan.  I set them out on a wood floor in my home and photographed these objects using three integral instant film cameras, a very new Fuji Instax Mini […]

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An Instant Wedding Photo Hit

In a world plastered with sleek, sterile advertising imagery, where even point and shoot cameras are over-complicated and printing/storing photos requires some amount of computer skill and file management, instant film cameras are a refreshing way to get back to TRUE POINT AND SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHY. We were all convinced that digital cameras had finally satisfied […]

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