Thursday, June 30, 2016


"Machine Repair 101(C)"
(PM machine serial #X47Yred47Z)
nomenclature and location undisclosed
idée fixe

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


"Part #127386"
(Machine Repair 101)
don't remember where it goes
idée fixe

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

1314 (insert parenthetical statement here)

"Machine Repair 101(B)"
(if it takes a machine to repair a machine)
where is the original
idée fixe

Monday, June 27, 2016


"Machine Repair 101(A)"
(parts list to come)
idée fixe

Sunday, June 26, 2016


"Machine Repair 101"
(how can you fix what you don't know)
idée fixe

Saturday, June 25, 2016


"This Isn't It"
(you need to wish harder or better)
start now

Friday, June 24, 2016


"4 Slices of the Same Rock"
(new paper/new size/looking for the next series)
don't forget to wish me luck
you heard me 
wish me luck

Thursday, June 23, 2016


"Indeterminate Relationship"
(let's have another cup of ambiguity)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


JJM's Broken Red and Black"
(acrylic on hand made paper)
Margaret Rhein Terrapin Paper Mill

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


"VKT2 tied twigs"
(bronze flatware)

several 5 piece settings for sale
$50.00 each 

Monday, June 20, 2016


"Unaware of It's Own"
(own what?)

Sunday, June 19, 2016


(is the hardest part)

Saturday, June 18, 2016

1304 (photo break)

JJM's Broken LOMO
(this was after it was fixed)

My friend sent me a link to a video about LYTRO Cinema.  His subject line was "I'm Getting Old" and I'm older than him.  Had a severe reaction to this digital technology that seems in the beginning to be more like heresy than photography to me.  My first thought was to get out all of my outdated Polaroid and Fuji instant analog film and go on a photo binge.  I can binge on anything.  

Instead.  Found my Nikon F3HP and my favorite lens a Nikkor 35mm f/2.  Got new batteries.  Got 3 rolls of B&W film.  Got 3 developing mailers from Ilford's US lab.  Plan to shoot these 3 rolls of film in anyway I see fit.  Hopefully not binging.  Just reveling in the idea that it is not digital.  Whatever I do correctly or incorrectly will be recorded that way for a long time in negative or print.  

A lot of what I like about photography is the beauty of things not quite right.  An overexposed slide can be quite beautiful.  A lack of focus on film can be beautiful.  That place where the latitude of B&W film breaks down is very nice.  Limitations as opposed to a lack of limitations.  It's rather attractive to me.  I'm old.  

I am not anti-digital.  I just prefer film.  
I am thankful that The Impossible Project and New55 Holdings are making instant analog films.  I am thankful that Ilford has a lab in the US and that the company still specializes in B&W.  I am thankful for the large format films that are still available.  I am thankful for old lenses in new shutters.  I am thankful for wooden cameras.
I am not anti-digital.  I just prefer film.

Blah blah blah...

Friday, June 17, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

1302 (one three nought two)

(late winter)


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

1300 (one three nought nought)

(early winter)


Sunday, June 12, 2016


"Tossing Tread on the Avenue"
(this tire was tired)

Saturday, June 11, 2016


"Three Stone Day"
(and it goes something like this)

Friday, June 10, 2016


"Untitled #13"
(need a different street)

Thursday, June 9, 2016


"Wednesday Morning Sail"
(not the sea of cheese)
not Mill Creek

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


"On the Way to Powers Street"
(thank you)
good to have met

taking it from the streets was hampered by a sky show of clouds

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


"Ring Ring Ring"
(the red alarm)
just change classes now

Monday, June 6, 2016


"Entropy Machine - the sequel"
(was really hating that rough paper)
back to my favorite

Sunday, June 5, 2016


"Entropy Machine"
(I don't like this rough paper)
this rough paper doesn't like me

Saturday, June 4, 2016


"Black Plastic - Red Aluminum - Rusted Steel"
(7 pieces from a Spring Grove Ave sidewalk)
kinda like taking it from the streets
but a sidewalk

Friday, June 3, 2016


"Imperfectly Circular"
(but closer)

Thursday, June 2, 2016


"The Trouble With Circles"
(isn't logic)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


"Something About a Rolling Donut"
(or was it a wooden nickel?)