I'm in Memphis. Our local shop, Memphis Photo Supply, doesn't stock 4x5 film, but they do have chemicals and other sizes of film, including Fuji pack film.
Good luck with your trip!
David, Kurt's Camera on Central Avenue (old Route 66) in Albuquerque has some 4x5 in stock, along with darkroom chemicals.
Tempe Camera is a good source-- right off the I-10 in downtown Tempe. However, it may not be worth it to drive all the way down to Phoenix, as it's nothing but terrible suburban sprawl, with nothnig of much interest. Oddly, Flagstaff doesn't have film, but you could take the detour through Sedona down South and get to scope that out.
Originally Posted by Peter Schrager
New-ish convert to film.
Pentax MX for 35mm
Bronica ETRS for 645
Good luck on your part-retirement David.
You will definitely have to update your APUG profile.
And it's going to be tough dropping into B & H on a wim.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
Wow, David! Sounds like an awesome trip, can't help with supplies, but hope you'll post pix when you land in Hawaii! Safe travels!
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I'd step down from my job of emptying the cat litter and mowing the yard, but everything looks like up from here, to misquote Richard Farina. Stay warm on your trip, some states look pretty icy right now.
Route 66? Damn, David...
My dream trip? The Mother Road all the way from Chicago to the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles. With a night also spent at the Wigwam Motel.
Have you read The Grapes of Wrath in preparation?
"They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."
—Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs
no trip like that would be right without a little driving music. Appropriate:
Road Trip: 4x5" film and supplies along I-40
Hey, thanks everyone! I'm not retiring by any means--more like going freelance, unless another academic post at a university comes along. Between my academic contacts and my contacts in the literary and publishing worlds, I've got plenty of work to do that I can do from pretty much anywhere, so when my wife got the offer in Hawai'i, I started lining up gigs, so we could make the move.
I won't be doing all of Route 66 (this is a cool version for fans of the song-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3TbSSI3hy8 ), just from Oklahoma City to Flagstaff before veering off to Vegas and then coming down to LA, but it's a good chunk.
Thanks for all the tips and keep them coming. I know where to go in Vegas and LA, but the in-between stops are more of a challenge.
And thanks for all the good wishes.
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I'm still kicking myself for not stopping at Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico years ago...
Will need to get permission in advance from tribe to photograph.