Darkroomist Photographic culture of the analog variety from the fresh coast.

31Jul/150

Got my last printed FreeStyle catalog.

W00t! I got mine. It’s and end of one era as we transition to more and more e-commerce. I enjoyed the ride and FreeStyle’s catalogs. I can understand why we are where we are today and no doubt Freestyle will remain my go-to company for all things analog photography. Share:by

28Jul/150

Kickass new patch from Tap & Dye

Just got in a new film photography related patch from Tap & Dye. It’s super cool and reminds me of Motorcycle Club artwork. I mean, it’s got a skull, lightning bolts, script fonts, we’re talkin’ bad ass here! 3″ diameter circle with an iron on backing make it easy to flaunt. The only catch is […]

27Jul/150

How to keep your negatives organized.

I was talking with a fellow film photographer one time and the subject of maintaining a growing base of work in terms of negatives came up. I told him what I do and he said “Wow, you’re really organized! I should do that.” I thought this was a little odd because most people wouldn’t describe […]

26Jul/150

B&W’s lastest contest

B&W is having an awesome photography contest for analog photographers. Everyone from wet plate enthusiasts to Lomo shooters can join in! Categories include alt process, toy camera/pinhole, vintage images, and smartphone. The important stuff: Submissions will be accepted from 05/27/15 until 10/15/15. Submissions must be made on CD and mailed in. Cost is $30 for […]

24Jul/150

First print off my new (to me) enlarger!

Here it is, my first print off my Omega D5, which I picked up at Photostock 2015. It’s of my grandfather in law. Printing with this is very different than my Beseler 23c. This uses a Dichro head instead of a condenser. Dichro heads use a diffuse light source, as apposed to columnated, which reduces […]

22Jul/150

Freestyle is sending out its last printed catalog.

Freestyle Photo recently announced via email that its next catalog will be its last. I guess it’s to be expected as it’s been a trend across multiple industries. Keh ditched their print catalog a couple years ago. Anyone remember those ginormous Computer Shopper magazines of the 1980s and 90s? Now they’re long gone. According to […]

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22Jul/150

I feel sooo….

Hmmmm….. What’s the word? LUCKY! I just received brick of 35mm Lucky SHD 100 ISO film via Hong Kong airmail. If this is the first time you’ve heard of Lucky film you’re not alone. Lucky film is manufactured in China by the China Lucky Film Corporation. Founded in 1958 this company now makes a variety […]