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
Previous articles explain why I like to take a camera with me on a doctors visit, so I thought I would share a roll from one of those trips. This particular visit was shot on Ilford XP2 Super 400 through the 35mm Voigtlander lens on my Leica M2. I had intended on pushing this roll… Continue reading A Doctors Visit on Ilford XP2 400
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.
In this uncertain and anxious time in our world right now, a time that will surely be in the history books in the future, we as film photographers and storytellers almost have an obligation to record what is going on around us. So I have decided to put together a list of 5 photo books that will hopefully help you to get motivated, and recording the world around you.
A lot of people have asked the question, "Can getting into photography as a hobby help mental health issues?" The short answer: yes.
In this case, this year I have been processing a lot of sickness and death. As the year draws to a close, and I go through my photos from the year, I have discovered that I have expressed these struggles through my photos.
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.
I’ve learned that I can’t stop the hurricane, so to speak, but I can deal with it, and prepare for what it leaves in its wake.
I want so badly to get out and photograph. There's only one problem. Neuropathy
If you can't accept my flaws, you don't deserve my magic. — Bob Ross Like humans, every vintage film camera is going to have flaws, some many, but with some appreciation and ingenuity you can get a lot of magic despite those flaws. As someone with Crohn's disease, I relate to this so much. For… Continue reading The Argus C3 Matchmatic and a New Beginning