Darkroomist

I can also write :-)

Luckily, because my parents truly valued education, I can write a pretty decent op-ed:
Now as then; 360mainstreet.com

I’m down with OPP


And by “OPP” I mean Other People’s Pinups! 😛 Lately I’ve been collecting original vintage negatives, and printing pinups and risque photos from them. The negatives are pretty easy to find on ebay and often sell for anywhere from a couple bucks to over $300 for a single negative depending who it’s of or who took them (Bettie Page negs fetch around $300 for example). I’m not rich enough for the expensive negs but there is some really cute work available read more

Printing for others


It’s sort of odd, but every once in a while someone asks me to print something I hadn’t really considered. It started with Sean Stennett asking me to print a shot of Michigan coastline I previously had regarded as dull. I did and it turned out alright and eventually hung in The Red Eye for a couple of months. Later Steven Magstadt asked if I had some prints of homeless people or any images that highlighted need for an exhibit he was doing. I scoured my negatives and came up with read more

Back from a brief hiatus!

This always happens to me. If I need to mix up more than one chem I start to put off printing and before you know it a month has gone by and I haven’t produced squat. Combine that with school being out but daycare not picking up yet and if I could produce less than squat I probably would have. Well, the best way to get myself out of that rut is to sign up for something! Yup, I’m going to have a canopy and prints for sale at Saginaw’s Jazz on the Jefferson event this Wednesday read more

Roller coaster


These last couple months have had some ups and downs. The Bearinger Boys could no longer host the Sunday night Open Mic nights at the Pub and it was a bit of an end of a mini-era. A fun one at that. A consequence has been that I haven’t seen some of my friends as often as I wish, but I’ve been trying to be around and stay in touch. I did manage to catch them doing what they do at White’s Bar last Saturday and boy did they bring it! Check out my youtube channel (button in read more

James and the Giant Creeper


Ever have someone react to your work in a way that makes you go “Wha-wha-wha-what?!?” This happened to me a couple of days ago on a semi-public forum. I posted this image:

Just as a sanity check for me, go ahead and associate four words or phrases with this image and/or its contents. Feel free to put them in the comments if you like.

Four things the Creeper saw:
A “willing victim”
A “sacrificial altar”
An “erect phallus”
The read more

360mainstreet.com picked up the Magic Bean exhibit

360mainstreet.com did a little writeup about the exhibit I’m a part of at the Magic Bean Cafe. Check it out!
http://360mainstreet.com/article/881/from-the-ashes-beauty-in-abandonment