Creativity: Turn 180 degrees

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“In response to people who say, well you can’t go back – What happens when you get to the cliff and you take one step forward, or you do a 180 degree turn and take one step forward? Which way are you going? Which is progress?”

Doug Tompkins, founder of The North Face

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New Ilford Paper

I have to admit I had some mixed feelings when I heard Ilford had introduced a new silver gelatin paper. Anytime someone messes with my artistic material I get concerned! The history of my favorite papers goes something like this: Oriental Seagull, kaput; Agfa Portriga Rapid, discontinued; Kodak PolyMax, discontinued; Forte Polywarmtone, gone. My current paper of choice is Ilford Multigrade and I have been very happy with it for a couple of years.

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Creativity: Do Great Work

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Where does inspiration come from? For me, it comes from seeing someone doing great work, and this is often a craftsman like a carpenter or a metalsmith not usually a photographer.

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Top 10 Photos For 2013

As 2013 comes to a close it’s the perfect time to look back over the year. Jim Goldstein does a blog project encouraging photographers to edit their top images for the year and post them, so here are my picks!

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WINNER: Black & White Magazine 2014

I just received my copies of Black & White Magazine 2014 Special Issue, and am excited to see that my image When I Light A Torch has been recognized as a winner in the Architecture/Interiors category. This issue will be available at newsstands in mid-December.

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Kodak Wetplate Update

I finally put together my Kodak 8×10 and have been taking it out shooting. The woodwork and brass I decided to do a light “rejuvenation” to. I just didn’t want to strip down the wood, too clean for my liking. I did make some modifications to allow a Packard shutter to be installed internally.

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Pinnacles, Western Australia

I visited the Pinnacles at Nambung National Park in Western Australia.

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Greetings from Chernobyl

I just finished 4 days of shooting in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Amazing experience!

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Henrichshütte Ironworks

What an amazing place! A perfect mix of preservation and reuse.

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What’s in my bag?

Here’s a short video of what goes into my backpack for a daytrip.

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