Rollei up for auction.

The factory that made Rollei’s venerable twin lens reflex and SLR cameras is up for auction. The article notes that, while the company name may live on like Polaroid’s has, this is most likely the end of the line for a great name in camera manufacturing. I’m lucky enough to have one of their cameras a 1960s T3 F3.5. It was my grandfather’s. Though the article doesn’t mention it, Rollei also made (or at least distributed) film. If I had to venture a guess I’d read more

Digital Cameras Are Creating Impotent Photographers

I could write pages about this but the kernel of my quasi disagreement resides in the statement “Photography is art.” No. Photography can be art, but not everyone uses it for that purpose. “Yay!” acceptable photography is easier for everyone, “Boo!” that there is more chaff to separate the wheat from.

Digital Cameras Are Creating Impotent Photographers

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Brought back from the brink.

In more ways than one! Today I found a link that gave me some good photography feels (you’ll find it in the previous post) and thought I’d dust off ye olde trusty blog and breathe some new life into it. I ventured over here and saw stuff in quite the disarray. Stuff was broken, updates hadn’t been done, blerg. I logged in and figured the first place to start was updating to the latest and greatest WordPress code. Unfortunately the update failed and the blog was completely read more

The 1970’s everyday life in color.

I was born in 1975 so I was 4 when the 70’s came to a close. Still images from that decade, especially color ones, conjure up such ghostly thin but vibrant memories in me. Flashes of recognition of knowing what it was like to be in that time but without the latticework of language, circumstance, reason, or opinions that “normal” memories are stretched upon. It’s mostly wonderful with just a tinge of sadness.
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The Bromoil bug is biting. Again.

Over the years I’ve played with the idea of doing Bromoil prints but it never got off the ground. After this year’s Photostock I feel it might actually happen. See there’s a lot of Alt process at Photostock and I happened to casually mention that Bromoil is pretty much the only alt process I’m interested in. The response I got was pretty much “YES! YES! DO IT! Here are some resources.” So I came home, watched some how-to video, refreshed myself with the read more

Wow, I was surprised, and touched.

The stats on my Etsy Shop default to weekly and look relatively unimpressive when viewed day to day. “Favorites” trickle in, sometimes one user will go on a faving binge. Shop favorites are more infrequent. Last night I noticed that the reporting time for the stats can be changed and that one of the selections was “all time”. I was interested in that and was not prepared read more

Everything old is new again.

Well, not everything. Just a couple things are renewed. The first is that I’ve been made an admin of the group “Darkroom Portraits” on flickr dedicated to depiction of darkrooms old and new. I haven’t been too active on flickr in a long time. I’ve let my absurdly cheap “Pro” status lapse for about 2 years now, though I’m thinking of getting read more