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  1. Photography, Life, Boredom and Rant

    by , 08-08-2009 at 12:54 PM
    I was reading hoffy's post regarding long term photography projects and it got me to thinking.

    I have printed in two months. I haven't processed any film in as long. I haven't made many photographs in the last month or so. And yesterday was the first time in months when a camera did not accompany on my trip to work. CiM is kind of stalling right now as there is nothing to put in the September issue. And I have lost the urge to chase down material for publishing.


    Updated 08-08-2009 at 04:39 PM by Christopher Walrath

  2. Photos not Stolen

    by , 07-30-2009 at 09:51 PM
    Recently I found some old negatives stuffed in a box stuffed in another box stuffed in an old suitcase. For some, these may not seem old at all- but they were my first attempts to record, in a meaningful way, what I had seen- so that my family could see it too.

    In 1992, at the age of 19, I went to Germany on a stipendium. Arriving in Heidelberg, I discovered that the housing situation that had been promised me had also been promised to a few hundred other students. There was no place ...

    Updated 07-31-2009 at 12:14 AM by keithwms

  3. Over the weekend

    by , 07-27-2009 at 01:24 PM
    I thought my photographic tasks over the past weekend were going to be simple. Just develop some exposed sheet film and do some long overdue pt/pd prints for a film test.

    Saturday was fine. Sunday, well…

    Sunday started out poorly when I had put my initial water wash into the Jobo tank and started it rotating on my Unicolor motor. This was fine, except when I walked away for a minute, imagine my horror when I heard the sound of water hitting the carpet. Oh no! ...
  4. Stress

    by , 07-22-2009 at 07:55 AM
    Stress. A five letter word which many people can relate to and which can make your day miserable.

    Now I know why I go out to make photos. I really understand why I go to Columbia Bottom Conservation Area to close my eyes and listen to a viewing platform sing. I might seem a bit crazy for the last comment, but it really is about getting outdoors away from the stress of everyday life and relaxing.

    As for the viewing platform, it does sing if the wind is blowing hard ...
  5. Published in View Camera

    by , 07-07-2009 at 04:59 PM
    Well, I just found the May/June issue of View Camera on the newsstand yesterday. I've got an image in the article about Whole Plate photography, which is very cool. The image is one taken of the viaduct at Riley's Lock on the C&O Canal. I shot it with an 1860s/70s vintage Darlot Hemispherique Extra Rapide #2, which gives it a very atmospheric feel, the corners just barely vignetted. I'm pleased as punch They did a pretty good job reproducing the image and the write-up about the work.



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