Wow, I was surprised, and touched.

The stats on my Etsy Shop default to weekly and look relatively unimpressive when viewed day to day. “Favorites” trickle in, sometimes one user will go on a faving binge. Shop favorites are more infrequent. Last night I noticed that the reporting time for the stats can be changed and that one of the selections was “all time”. I was interested in that and was not prepared read more

Everything old is new again.

Well, not everything. Just a couple things are renewed. The first is that I’ve been made an admin of the group “Darkroom Portraits” on flickr dedicated to depiction of darkrooms old and new. I haven’t been too active on flickr in a long time. I’ve let my absurdly cheap “Pro” status lapse for about 2 years now, though I’m thinking of getting read more

So ya wanna get started shooting film?

Shooting film is a beautiful thing. Luckily people have been doing it for a century so as a medium film has been adapted to all levels of skill, interest, devotion, and economic means. This rabbit hole is deep but the hurdles to getting started are low. All it *really* takes is a thrift store/garage sale/parents’ junk drawer camera, a roll of film, and a nearby Walmart. As cool as they are you don’t really *need* a Lomo camera. If you just want to stick your toe in the film water read more

Things Change, I’ve changed

I’ve been a photographer of one sort or another since 2001. When I started I dreamed about becoming a professional photographer. It was all rosy colored speculation. I worked for other photographers and studios and that was GREAT, I loved it. Decent money, not that you could live off of, but great supplemental income. That all came to an end in 2008 when the economy ground to a near halt. I started out on my own. I hated it. To get a solid start as a photographer you have read more

Latest Pinups to roll out of my darkroom

Still chugging along here. Here’s some of the latest pin up prints I’ve worked up.

80s sheer mirror pinup
Roberta Pedon Pinup
Hardly Working Office Pinup
Bijou Framed