Tools of the darkroom trade

Just a couple ‘Tools of the Trade’

I was in my darkroom a bit today. I developed 4 rolls of film, Stand in R09 1:100 with gentle inversions at 20min and 40min. While I was waiting for the wash I thought I’d snap a quick pick of a small ensemble of some of my darkroom tools:


For starters the Cen-tech (harbor freight) infrared thermometer is one of the awesomest tools I?ve gotten recently for the read more

Yashica Samurai X3.0

The Funky Yashica Samurai Half Frame SLR:

Ok, first a little disclaimer. I started out big into medium format and got into 4×5. Now that I’ve gotten a few years under my belt, the ease and portability of 35mm has become more appealing than it initially was. I’m definitely not giving up my larger stable, but more often I’m reaching for something a little easier. I still have an sweet spot for the big guns.

Then this odd little camera came along. I read about it somewhere and thought I?d try it. I?ve used read more

Lushes LaMoan (pics in the article may be NSFW)

Lushes LaMoan is a burlesque dancer and founder of a Detroit burlesque troop. I saw her preform recently at a farewell party for some good friends. For me this was the first time I’ve ever seen burlesque done to a live jazz band! Really cool time.

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Dan and Silke

The Farewell Party!

There?s a couple that?s been going to Photostock since about 2009 that I befriended over the years. I didn?t see them often, but we followed each other on Facebook and other sites. We met up occasionally outside of Photostock to do some urban exploration in Detroit. They were friends I saw a few times a year. They are film Photographers that usually read more

Eke KB100

Boatload of cult film!

Recently this article on the nostalgia and cult brand of Kodak popped up on my radar. It’s an older article that talks about how Kodak refused to cannibalize their analog market with digital and that being their undoing. When the headline caught my attention my first thought was that Kodak isn’t a cult brand, it was like Coca Cola to Fuji’s Pepsi. I thought “if you want a cult film brand, try Efke!”

Then I thought, ?Hmmm wonder if anyone is selling Efke on eBay?? read more

Macro Setup

365 Film challenge update!

Ok, I’m on a roll! It has not been easy and it’s not always inspiring. I’m a busy guy. I have two active kids, a wife that works full time, I have a part time job and a weekly DJ gig, I’ve been sick, I’ve had to clear snow, BUT I still have managed to do it. Stuffing a film frame or two on top of that has not been easy but it’s been fun.

Day 4: I used the Canon WP1 (portra NC) and shot some desolate, low saturation images of a windswept snowy parking lot.
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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!