Located on a sleepy treelined street in Ann Arbor Michigan in an old building is a museum, while not large, holds a piece of Americana, the Argus Museum. I was inspired by Mark O’Brien who mentioned this museum on Episode 108 of the Film Photography Podcast and decided to take a trip to visit on my way home from Ohio on the August Long Weekend. One of the neat features of the museum is where it’s located, not just Ann Arbor, but in the original buildings that the cameras were made in. That’s right, instead of demolishing or letting them fall apart (which would’ve beenRead More →

Recently on the FPP Flickr group someone posted up a link to a obscure Chicago Street Photographer named Vivian Maier. Vivian came to the US from France, learned English by going to the theater she wore a men’s jacket, men’s shoes and a large hat most of the time. She was constantly taking pictures, which she didn’t show anyone. However one person has dicovered her works and is slowly posting much of it online you can view it here: vivianmaier.blogspot.com/. I’ve only gotten to page two myself but I’m finding it a fantastic resource for revitalizing my work in the 6×6 format (and she shotRead More →

As I was reading through the latest PHSC news letter I came across a neat little article that I’m shamelessly re-publishing here. George Dunbar found this piece of news in the Modern Mechanix magazine of June 1932. It showed the latest development of an electric camera that worked without film, before the digital age. It is described as a revolutionary camera developed by Mr. K. Wilcke, a German scientist. Light enters the camera and strikes a glass plate, on which is a very fine coating of a metal-like platinum or gold. It is so fine that it will permit the passage of light. Backed upRead More →

As I mentioned in a previous post I was going to this year be participating the Help-Portrait event. That event was this past weekend and all I can say is that it’s all about love. I’m not talking about romantic love (there was some of that) but love, family love, love of the art, love of people. The Milton event in which I was a part of took place at the Darling House for kids, it’s a place were families with children who have mental and physical difficulties can go as a respite from taking care of these very special children in their own homesRead More →

On December 4th, 2010 I will be participating in a movement called “Help-Portrait” where Photographer, Hair and Makeup artist will dontate our time, talents, and gear to give people less fortunate hope, and a photograph. For Details: Milton Help-Portrait – http://community.help-portrait.com/group/miltonontario Help-Portrait – http://community.help-portrait.com/Read More →