Saturday, March 29, 2008


So this is unlike any previous post, in that it has nothing to do with photography. This is a project Ellen has just finished for a sewing class. It's amazing. Greatest Wife Ever.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


So I've been learning how to make tintypes, and this is the first quasi-successful one. It's still a little dark so I may reprint it. It is a photograph of a lighthouse in Escanaba, MI that I took last summer. The little weird spot on top is where the emulsion started to peel off the plate. There are some bubbles in it, too. I think it looks cooler in person.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Death of Film?

This is the most recent print I have made. It is currently untitled. I made it by combining aquatint, soft ground, dry-point, and chine-colle' techniques. At first it was meant to be a photo intaglio, but I skipped a step in preparing the negative which led to a bad etching. I didn't realize how much the chine-colle' pieces looked like a crucifix until after I printed one. Ironically, it fit well with the cut up pieces of film used in the soft ground.

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Quiet Life

I joined an online camera club at and an image of mine is now viewable at their online gallery. It's a fun little website that allows people to submit their photographs which can potentially become part of a published book. The image can also be seen below (it's the HolgaFun one). It's cooler to see it in The Quiet Life's online gallery, though.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Photo Intaglio

This is my first attempt at a photo intaglio print. It is a pretty laborious process, but enjoyable. It's very hands on like making a print in the darkroom, except quadruple the time commitment. I basically was learning my way through this one, so it's nothing super special. If you ask me, it is very pictorial. I like it.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Darkroom Images

I don't post too much stuff; partly because I'm a lazy blogger, but mostly because I've only been shooting film this year. I have to say that I enjoy working in the darkroom more than on the computer. I like producing tangible images. With that said, here are some scans of photographs shot in the past couple months. See with your eyes, not with your hands...

Feelings from the Great Lake State

This sign is near my in-law's house in Sanford, Michigan. I photographed it in August 2007, but developed the roll only about a week ago. Apparently this guy has beef with the Department of Natural Resources.