I have a darkroom capable of producing 16x20s now. I've really enjoyed the results but the process is more difficult and less fun. This can be even more so with Fiber base paper. It's harder to get in the speed easel, more ornery in the trays, takes forever to wash. It makes something more difficult even more difficult. However I do like how it looks and I know it's viewed as "more serious" than RC. Oh, and let's not forget the post drying curl and I have yet to get a dry mount press
I've just gotten the lease for my new space, so the photography studio and teaching space is back in business! I'm in a much better location this time, walking distance from two different Metro stops, a short bus ride from Union Station, and also a short walk to Chinatown. As soon as I get settled in, I'll be putting together a calendar of classes. Look for classes to begin in the March/April time frame.
Dang! My last post was a year ago... time flies, huh?
Well, as mentioned in the last post, I decided to keep track of hours spent in my darkroom. I added up the tic marks on the wall for a grand total of ... 101 hours. Sure doesn't seem like much. I have to remind myself that this represents darkroom hours only, not time spent shooting or teaching. And there was only one month that no dkrm work at all was done--certainly an improvement over anything in the past when I would
I've set up a new blog on Wordpress, which has a bit more flexibility as far as look/feel/content management. I'll be writing about my collecting vintage images, my gum and platinum printing, large format photography, and anything else relating to my photography experience. The URL is
I've already got some content up there which I hope people are finding useful and/or interesting.
My Daddy turned 68 today. He was born on a military base in southern Texas along the Gulf, don't recall where exactly. Grandpa was in the Army.
Dad played football in high school with Mike Gottfried at Crestline High in Ohio. He joined the Navy and served on the USS Orion (AS18) from 61 to 65 after graduating from the GL Naval Training Center. He became a machinist and met my Mom at a kegger at Kent State in 68, the year after she graduated from high school. They got married