Mr. Cowboy and the Wonder of Old Snapshots

It's a wonder to me that anyone would discard or sell their family photographs, but it happens time and again. I was at a local estate sale yesterday and saw a tackle box full of slide film from the 1970s in boxes and couldn't help but want to have them for my snapshot collection. You... Continue Reading →

Why Gear Does and Doesn’t Matter

What is the need for the biggest and best most expensive gear? I was out and about this weekend and saw protesters for the Black Lives Matter movement in my town and made photographs in both digital format with a Nikon D610 and 35mm and 120 film in a Leica M3 and a Rolleiflex 2.8C.... Continue Reading →

I Miss Straight Verticals

The photographers of days gone past, they used view cameras, those lovely wood 4x5 and 8x10 cameras, which gave them the ability to keep their verticals straight.  Not tilted.  Not leaning. Basically, if the film plane is parallel to the building, the vertical will stand straight.  But if you tilt the film up, like when... Continue Reading →

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