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My work from Chernobyl is featured in the B&W Magazine 2014 Portfolio Contest Winners. I am excited to be recognized by this fine...

I would like to invite everyone to my upcoming exhibit at Viewpoint Gallery in Sacramento California. This will be a collection of silver gelatin prints summarizing my industrial work over the last 10 years. I'm excited to see the prints up on the gallery wall!
rwilfordprintI 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.
reactorassemblyAs 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!
I finally put together my Kodak 8x10 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.
I love the Beseler 45 enlarger design. It is well built and easily found on the used market. The design is unique as it uses two columns for support rather than the more common single column. It is designed to attach to a metal table called an Adjust-Table,