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Developing Adventures – 34 year old Kodak Plus-X 125

A while back, a reader sent me a couple of rolls of expired black and white film. One was a roll of Kodak Plus-X 125 that expired in 1988. That is only one year after I was born! After my great experience with a roll of Kodak Pan-X, I was excited to give this one… Continue reading Developing Adventures – 34 year old Kodak Plus-X 125

Black and White Photography · Canon Camera · Crohn's Disease Awareness · film photography · life

AVCA’s Third Birthday

August 24th marked the 3 year anniversary of the first video on my YouTube channel and the 29th marked the 3rd year since my first post on this website. Screenshot from first video At that point of 2019 I had been freshly out of the hospital and trying to recover from another really bad flare… Continue reading AVCA’s Third Birthday

Black and White Photography · film photography · Kodak Film · Mamiya camera · Still Life

Kodak T-Max 100 – My First Roll

If you've been following me for a while, you know that I don't shoot low ISO films very often. Most of my photos are indoors or from the car, so I usually need a high speed. However my fridge drawer is full of low ISO films. One of those rolls being Kodak T-Max 100. I… Continue reading Kodak T-Max 100 – My First Roll

Black and White Photography · Still Life · Vintage Camera

Still Life on Delta 3200

Since the warm weather has been in full heat here in Florida, I just haven't been able to get outside and shoot. On top of it I just haven't been feeling well for a while now, so I am frustrated to say the least. That is where still life photography has become my favorite medium.… Continue reading Still Life on Delta 3200

Black and White Photography · Leica Camera · Lens Review · Rangefinder Camera · Riding In Cars Series · Vintage Camera

Riding in Cars with Film – the Leica Summitar 5cm f2

In my quest to find a working Leica IIIF, I shared my thoughts on the Leica Summitar 5cm f2, and my decision on whether or not to keep it. I did end up keeping the lens because of the difficulty I had in finding one that wasn't in horrible condition, as well as the compact… Continue reading Riding in Cars with Film – the Leica Summitar 5cm f2

Black and White Photography · How To · Still Life · Vintage Camera

3 Still Life Photos with a Rolleiflex Automat

My Rolleiflex Automat may just be my favorite camera, at least out of my medium formats, because it gives a look unlike any of the others. Here are 3 still life photos with a Rolleiflex Automat & Ilford HP5 400 to show you what I mean by that. The Look of a Rolleiflex Automat The… Continue reading 3 Still Life Photos with a Rolleiflex Automat

Black and White Photography · film photography · Leica Camera · life · Rangefinder Camera · Riding In Cars Series

Riding in Cars with Film – May 18, 2022

As I have mentioned before, the photos taken for Riding in Cars with Film are the majority taken on my way to and from a doctors appointment. I have a lot of doctors appointments all in different places from my own town down to the city south of us. This makes for a lot of… Continue reading Riding in Cars with Film – May 18, 2022

Black and White Photography · life · Riding In Cars Series

Riding in Cars with Film – May 16, 2022

While Riding in Cars with Film, I'm usually going to and from a doctors appointment. In this case, these photos were taken on our way home from my Chiropractor. I'm usually experiencing pain in my neck and right arm, so it hasn't been easy taking photos out of the window lately. Please take a moment… Continue reading Riding in Cars with Film – May 16, 2022

Black and White Photography · film photography · life · Riding In Cars Series

Riding in Cars with Film – a Series

I've been working on the 3rd installment to my Riding in Cars with Film zines for a while now. I've been going back and forth on how many photos I should be including in these zines because I want to really make a book of them all at some point in the future. I'm starting… Continue reading Riding in Cars with Film – a Series

Black and White Photography · film photography · Kodak Film · Leica Camera · mental illness awareness · Rangefinder Camera

Still Life and Expelling Grief

Many times over the years I've shared my need to express myself through photography. I often do this to alleviate anxiety, but also to deal with feelings of grief. Very often, I express this through still life photography. I'm not sure exactly what it is about this form of the medium that helps me to… Continue reading Still Life and Expelling Grief