Nikon Fa, Hasselblad 500/CM, Minolta Himatic

New additions to the herd!

What do all these cameras have in common? I own all three but haven’t shot a single frame in any of them!

First up is the Nikon FA. I’m a Canon guy so what am I doing with a Nikon. Well for starters I got my first Canon, an AE-1 from my Dad in high school. When digital started getting big I inherited his EOS 650. I like Canons and I get them. I’ve been handling them for a long time.

I had actually sworn off Nikons not for any philosophical reasons or brand loyalty, I just didn’t read more

inside the contemporary

365 Update and A Color 220 film was chosen!

Ok, so the Photo-a-day 365 project has gotten a little derailed. I made it a full month before my life finally caught up with me. I still sputtered a long and I’m still averaging more film photos taken than ever! Eager to make this work and keep it going I’m switching to A-rol-per-month which I’m already ahead of.

Obviously this wouldn’t be a shot per day for say 6×9 120 (8 shots) but it could be more that a shot a day with a 36exp roll of 35mm film. For the purposes read more

Stoned Room, Cass Tech High School, Detroit, Michigan

Stoned Room, old Cass Tech High School

Here’s another shot from my circa 2009 exploration of the old Cass Tech High School. They built a new state of the art facility right next to this one, but boarded this school up, contents and all. A truly surreal experience. 8 floors that felt like another world.


With this shot I was playing leading lines. The jumbled rows of desks take your eye to the black board upon which sage words are scrawled. This was a trip of the Bronica SQa and Fuji Neopan Acros. Definitely a wide shot, probably read more

Phila mass turb

Just like the Philadelphia Mass Turbulence of 1947

Books oddly ordered and scattered about a room in Detroit’s Old Cass Tech High School building. The doors at this 4000 student capacity building were locked in 2006, contents and all. In the rust belt locked doors never stay locked for long.

A pretty good sized group of film photographers went on this trip back in 2009. Sadly the building was razed in 2011. When I was there it was like an 8 story Call of Duty map or something. There read more

Jeff Blandford

Jeff Blandford’s Exhibit at the Saginaw Art Museum

Jeff Blandford is a ceramicist with an eye for the unusual. While he’s certainly know for throwing some very large works, I was intrigued by th differentness of his work and the creative way it was displayed. I took my grandfather’s Rollei T3 (F3.5) and a tripod to The Saginaw Art Museum and shot a roll of Tri-X 400 film. It’s not often something this enigmatic comes to town and I’m really glad I was able to catch it!

Summer 2016 Film Stash

Getting Ready For the Summer!


Still needing to add some iso400 35mm. Thinking about trying to bulk roll some HP5. You can catch a glimpse of some FPP rolls in there!

Xaina in a Kitschy motel.

Motel Pinup 2


Then next in a mini series of motel pinups. Model is Xaina. I shot this with a Bronco SQa and printed it 6×6. Film was probably Acros.