I update this blog about as often as I get my oil changed

Two of my enlargers in my newly upgraded dark room

Two of the enlargers in my newly upgraded dark room

So.. it has been a little while since I’ve updated my blog, life tends to get in the way a bit sometimes. Having a baby, you don’t get a chance to really take pictures of anything other than the baby. Which isn’t nearly a bad thing.

So what have I been up to?

Darkroom

Well one of the biggest things I’ve done recently is updated my darkroom. For Christmas, my parents bought me a bunch of used photography equipment: Beseler 23C Enlarger, 2 El Nikor enlarging lenses, new trays, bulk film supplies, paper, safe lights, all kinds of great stuff. The Photographer who had it before me stopped using it about 5 years ago so I’m putting it to good use. Now that school is over I’m hoping to have some time to actually doing some work down there.

As you can see, most of it is a hodgepodge of

This is actually organized.. trust me.

This is actually organized.. trust me.

equipment, but believe it or not, this is “organized”. Film and Developing Tanks on top, Trays in the middle, chemistry and paper on the middle shelf.

I figure that it is good to have this equipment, as long as it is taken care of, it will last a lifetime. As much as it is rumored, I don’t think film is going away any time soon. Kodak seems to have a renewed interest in pushing its film lines, Fuji still has a fairly robust offering of films, Ilford has many wonderful black and white films and several other groups like The Impossible Project and Lomography are churning out new emulsions, and several smaller company’s are stepping in

to fill market niches that have been left open by Kodak exiting some of its lines. Traditional film is actually looking pretty safe;

Chemistry!

Liquid Chemistry

I have been stocking up on film and chemicals like the film apocalypse is just around the corner though just in case.

 

 

 

Photography Projects

  •  Camera Pass: I haven’t been able to work on anything… not a darn thing… though I have some good ideas. The camera pass is slowly working its way through the list. Someday, I’m sure it will get finished.
  • New Photography Project: Still flushing out some ideas but it is going to involve Doctor Who, cemeteries, and Kodak Traffic Film. Stay tuned for details.

Anyways, I make no promises that I’ll update this regularly, but we’ll see. Have fun everyone and thanks for reading!