For my last entry, I shared The Very Best of Johnny Martyr, but as with most greatest hits compilations, so many great songs get left behind. Often the songs that mean the most to the author are not the chart-toppers. So if you don’t mind, I’d like you to give the blogs below a second […]Read more "Johnny’s Favorites"
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 […]Read more "The Very Best of Johnny Martyr"
It’s a little after 10pm on Friday, June 5 2020. My negatives are hanging in a nearby window to dry and my shoes are still sopping wet too. Today was the Frederick March for Justice, one of innumerable nationwide demonstrations in honor of George Floyd. A storm front began lingering around the area Thursday afternoon […]Read more "One Photographer’s Experience; The Frederick Maryland March for Justice"
Guest blog; all text and photos by Ben Eisendrath, depicting his experience on Sunday May 31st, 2020 When the crowd’s chants and weight against the steel barricades diminished, the wall of police stepped back, careful to remain shield-to-shield. The quieter the protesters, the further away law enforcement fell. But when the chants turned instead to […]Read more "One Photographer’s Experience; the George Floyd Washington D.C. Protests"
Danger, Will Robinson, Danger! Kodak employees are actually attempting to earn a living and sustain their business! Look out! Yes, the news was all over the interwebs towards the end of 2019; Kodak Alaris formally announced that they are being forced by their supplier to raise the cost of film products in 2020. The cited […]Read more "PANIC! Kodak Film Price Increase!"
Actor Charles “Chuck” Craig passed away at age 87 on Sunday, February 24th. Craig’s screen time was brief but impactful. He played an integral part in George A. Romero’s horror classic, NIGHT of the LIVING DEAD. Because of the low budget nature of it, Craig actually plays three roles in the film. He plays a […]Read more "Remembering NIGHT of the LIVING DEAD’s Chuck Craig"
A few weeks ago, I picked up a Yashica A TLR and was eager to test it. I bought a fresh 5- roll-box of Kodak Tri-X 120. When I opened the film, I was surprised to see that the backing paper design was different and had a waxy sheen to it. I found that, in […]Read more "New Kodak Backing Paper"
As promised, Kodak’s newly re-released TMAX P3200 film has officially hit the shelves! 6 days ago, Kodak Alaris posted the film’s official datasheet 5 days ago, an overjoyed Michael Raso of Film Photography Project began posting photos of his delivery of P3200. And this morning, FED EX hand-delivered my pre-order of August 2019 expiration dated […]Read more "Kodak P3200 Photos Coming Soon!"
Fire up your 1967 Pontiac LeMans & slip into those stylish black leather driving gloves! Night of the Living Dead trading cards are coming to get you! Welcome to Mass Hysteria: The Definitive Night of the Living Dead Trading Card Checklist! I’m Johnny Martyr and I’ve been collecting NotLD since I was a kid. I’ve […]Read more "Mass Hysteria: The Definitive Night of the Living Dead Trading Card Checklist"
Yesterday, Thursday April 21st, 2016, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz and his entourage made a stop along their campaign trail at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in downtown Frederick, Maryland. I arrived at about 7:30am and TV crews I spoke to reported being on scene as early as 4:30am who shot live cut-in’s intermittently […]Read more "A Turbulent Cruz in Frederick"