Darkroomist
Taters Gonna Tate

Taters gonna tate.

So I was just myselfing along on Facebook the other day and came across this:


Lol “So nowadays there is absolutely no good reason for anyone to shoot on 35mm film except because they want to. Maybe you’ve heard of Lomography, which is the art of making people think their messed up crappy photos are a good thing. I’m not knocking lomography because it’s, like, art, isn’t it? But monkeys smearing their s**t on the wall can be regarded as art by some people too. Take a photo of THAT read more

When should you shoot film?

If you’re a film shooter chances are extremely high you’re also a digital shooter. Heck, with a camera in every cell phone it’d be difficult not to be. As one goes clicking about in their normal, everyday, life suddenly film photography can take on an increased value. After all it does cost money to shoot film! This extra consideration if unchecked can lead to a paralysis in film shooting. The FPP calls read more

film photography money beacon

Analog Photography Money Meme

I’m sure you’ve seen money cats, and money dogs, and all kinds of money memes. Why doesn’t film photography have one? Well here it is! If you repost or reblog this image within 48 hours, through the immersive power of suggestion, you will find money to buy film, chemicals, and/or analog photography equipment! Try it and see!


Film photographer in action

Is this a Golden Era for Film Photographers?

Ok, right off the bat I’m not saying this is a golden era of film photographers. Certainly the time period when everyone had to shoot film was the golden era of film photographers.

I’m talking about a golden era for film photographers, in that there may not be a better time to be one.

Lets start with becoming a film photographer. The barriers to becoming a film photographer, mainly money, time, and knowledge, have been virtually eradicated. Now there’s a certain amount of prestige read more

people need art

People need art


I’m not Ezra Croft but I totally believe this sentiment and strive to create something different people can enjoy, myself included. There are tons of artists, photographers, painters, potters, and designers that all want to make your world a little stranger for the better!

puddle reflection

Always carrying a film camera leads to bigger insights.

There are some people who carry a non-phone camera at all times. Some of those people carry film cameras. I wanted to be more like latter group so I made a New Years’ resolution to carry a film camera more often. Maybe not all the time, but definitely more regularly. Even if it’s just a point and shoot!

It’s been mostly successful though I’m not necessarily shooting a lot more. There’s still room to have a camera on me more often.


The purpose of this experiment is read more

all you have to do is start

The notes photographers write ourselves. 

As a photographer I take a lot of notes. Most are regarding print exposures and aren’t that interesting. Here’s one on a camera back that jammed that I later thought was a bit amusing.

I put up a dollar store white board in my Darkroom so I can keep track of ToDos. You might not think there’d be much to keep track of but some stuff you might forget until it bites you in the rear. Don’t want to get all excited to start a developing session only to realize there’s no read more