In the age of the digital camera, it might seem like a pretty far off time when film didn’t just exist, but it was the only means of recording daily life. People spent their hard earned money to acquire the latest camera and rolls of film and chemistry. There wasn’t “instant gratification” in the process but […]Read more "The Life Of A Camera"
I have done several posts on this particular photo project. I guess you could say it’s the one I just keep coming back to. It’s honestly the project that started this obsession of mine with early photographic processes and the history of photography. A little back story for those of you who are just joining […]Read more "Early 1900s in the American South"
In the last few months I bought a large set of glass plate negatives off the internet. I am easily drawn in when I see a good deal when it comes to old photography. This was a set of 34 glass plate negatives still in a couple of boxes. The man I bought them from […]Read more "Processing the Process of Photography"
So anyone who follows my blog or knows me at all, knows I have a little bit of an obsession with photography, especially old photographs and film. This eccentricity started about 4 years ago when I discovered some old metal Kodak film canisters at an antique store. Inside the canisters were mostly what you would […]Read more "Becoming A Memory Keeper"
So as many of my blog followers may know, I have been working on identifying a group of negatives I bought online last year from the early 1900s. A year later and I’m still working on getting the answers. It is sort of strange to think of “reading” a photograph. I can’t think of a better […]Read more "A Photographer’s Story Is Never Finished"
So to preface this post, I bought an old Kodak negative album online in January of this year. The album was made in the early 1900s and it had close to 100 negatives inside. When I bought the album I knew it would have some negatives in it but no description of what they were […]Read more "Who Am I? The story of 100 Year old negatives #FinishingTheStory"
So my last few posts have been on a project I like to call “finishing the story.” Basically I’m finding old rolls of film that haven’t been developed as well as old negatives and making prints and doing a little research to find out the history behind the images. Currently I’m working on a lot […]Read more "Finishing The Story– Test Prints"
There is nothing quite like a good photographic mystery. I find myself constantly finding old photographs and negatives and trying to figure out the history behind them. I don’t know exactly why I’m drawn to it, only that I feel like the untold stories of ordinary lives are important and should be remembered and learned […]Read more "Finishing The Story"