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One Shot with Aly – Avocado Season

While I know it is just a tree, to me it is much more than that. It is symbolic for the comfort and purpose nature really serves for us humans as we experience imperfect tribulations all around them.

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Testing Cameras on Location: Canon 7, Nikon F, & Kodak Premo No. 2

I’ve been feeling extremely tired lately I think from the medication I am on for Crohn’s Disease, and just from the disease in general. It’s been really challenging for me to go out in the summer heat to take photos. I can’t really explain the type of fatigue that comes with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It’s… Continue reading Testing Cameras on Location: Canon 7, Nikon F, & Kodak Premo No. 2

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One Shot with Aly – Pride Month

Think about having to come out to family, which is essentially announcing the way you chose to love another person. I would just like you to imagine having to fear holding hands in public, or to be told that God considers you to be evil.

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Ilford Ortho Plus 80 with My Mamiya 645 Pro and Nikon F

Last week we had a nice cool front come through here in Florida, and since I wait all year long for this weather, I just had to get outside. I went to Tradition, Florida, a small town nearby, to walk around and take some landscape pictures with the new Ilford Ortho Plus 80 film.

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The First Electronically Controlled Camera – the Yashica Electro 35

The Yashica Electro 35 looks like a robot head straight out of a Jetson’s cartoon, but I love that about it.

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Shooting 35mm film with a Rolleiflex Automat

The day it came in the mail, I had just missed the mailman and was so upset because it was a holiday weekend and I didn't want my camera sitting in the post office. I tracked down the mailman and got him to give me my package. I'm too embarrassed to even say how I tracked him down. Yes, Rollei had me going temporarily insane.

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Why do I Shoot with all of these Cameras? – Hoarding VS Enjoyability

Just like one would spread awareness for a disease I feel that my blog reviews and YouTube videos are also a way of spreading awareness for an institution that will eventually die because these cameras will at some point become extinct. I think it’s this knowledge (unless some company decides to start making film cameras again) that makes photographers like me want to collect cameras and shoot with as many as I can, while I still can.

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Life, Loss, and Photography – A Photo Essay

There’s just something about being outside in the solitude of nature and in the quiet that gives me room to think of them, and through the act of taking photos for even just a few minutes I feel as if I’m with them.

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The Argus C3 Matchmatic and a new beginning

If you can't accept my flaws, you don't deserve my magic. — Bob Ross Every vintage camera is going to have flaws, some many, but with some appreciation and ingenuity you can get a lot of magic despite those flaws. For my first post I am sharing with you my first video on my YouTube… Continue reading The Argus C3 Matchmatic and a new beginning