Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Entrance to the Meadow at Horn Pond

Ink transfer to baltic birch plywood with an overcoat of amber shellac and high gloss epoxy resin.
Original image shot with a Sunpet plastic camera.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Before Sunset #6

Lower Darnley, Prince Edward Island
Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash with reversed lens and approximately fifty year-old Rex film.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Edge of the Volcano

Agfa Isoly with transplanted and reversed Holga lens
Lower Darnley, Prince Edward Island

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

New Website

Recently, I revised my website and added a new series of images that I call "Snapshots From Away". This is a series of Holga snapshots taken over the past few summers in my summer home of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Check it out if you have a spare moment. More new series (and revisions of existing series) coming soon.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Shadow of a Ghost

Happy Halloween.
Wakefield, MA
Holga

Monday, October 13, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Walking the Cape Road #2

French River, Prince Edward Island
Agfa Isoly with transplanted and reversed Holga lens

Thursday, October 2, 2014

15-16-33

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Holga 120S

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Judgment Day #2

Or should this be "Little People #9"?
Agfa Isoly with transplanted and reversed Holga lens.
Lower Darnley, Prince Edward Island

Friday, September 19, 2014

Slow

A self-portrait of sorts.
Zero Image 2000 pinhole camera.
South Granville, Prince Edward Island.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fan Mail

Dear ____,
I believe that the Department of Tourism publishes the tourist guide every April or so. You should check it out. There's some really nice color photos in it.
Cheers,
Jim

Monday, September 15, 2014

Judgment Day

Mont Carmel, Prince Edward Island
Agfa Isoly with transplanted & reversed Holga lens.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Fall of Troy

Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash with reversed lens and almost fifty-year expired Rex film.
South Granville, Prince Edward Island

Monday, September 8, 2014

Little People #8

Yeah, I have this fascination with small figures.
Darnley, Prince Edward Island
Holga

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sunset Walk #2

Agfa Isoly with reversed Holga lens
Lower Darnley, Prince  Edward Island

Friday, August 29, 2014

Joy

Somerville, MA
Holga 120N

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Cliffs at Sunset

Lower Darnley, Prince Edward Island
Agfa Isoly with transplanted and reversed Holga lens

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Beach Walk, Morning

Agfa Isoly with transplanted and reversed Holga lens.
Lower Darnley, Prince Edward Island

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Opening

Lower Darnley, Prince Edward Island
Agfa Isoly with transplanted and reversed Holga lens

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

Gabriel

Mont Carmel, Prince Edward Island
Holga with Ansco All-Weather Pan, expired April 1967

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Black Horse #2

Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash with reversed lens and (approx.) fifty year-old Ansco All Weather Pan film.
Spring Valley, Prince Edward Island

Monday, July 28, 2014

Round the Bend

Lower Darnley, Prince Edward Island
Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash with reversed lens and fifty(ish) year-old Ansco All-Weather Pan film

Friday, July 25, 2014

Teapot

Lower Darnley, Prince Edward Island
Agfa Isoly with transplanted and reversed Holga lens.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Meat Darts

Miscouche, Prince Edward Island
Holga
Some new stuff from PEI

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

el Hype Magazine


Habla espaƱol? (Or perhaps it's easier to just use Google translate if you don't speak spanish).
The talented toy camera photographer Jose Manuel Madrona wrote a series of articles for the spanish magazine "el Hype" recently.  This is the latest article and I am honored to be mentioned in such great company. Thanks Jose. And thanks for using a photo of my dog Jack. It's a favorite of mine.
You can read the article here. An earlier article on toy cameras can be found here.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Somerville Toy Camera Festival Panel Discussion

A few days ago, I was part of a panel discussion at the Brickbottom Gallery in Somerville, MA which was part of this year's Somerville Toy Camera Festival. You can read about the discussion here on Elin Spring's highly recommended photography blog titled "What Will You Remember?"
It was a pleasure speaking about plastic camera photography with fellow panel members, Meg Birnbaum, Bill Franson and Elizabeth Ellenwood. Do yourself a favor and check out their wonderful work. BTW, if you're in the area, you can still check out the Somerville Toy Camera Festival for the next few days at five(!) different Somerville locations.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wide Awake in Dreamsville at Still River Editions

My one-man show "Wide Awake in Dreamsville" will officially open at Still River Editions in Danbury, CT on Saturday, June 14. The opening is from 12-5 pm and I will be giving an artist's talk at around 3 pm. The opening coincides with Connecticut "Open House Day".
Here is a recent newspaper article about the exhibit.

Still River Editions is located at 128 East Liberty St in Danbury. Please drop by if you are in the western CT or eastern NY area.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Somerville Toy Camera Festival

The Somerville Toy Camera Festival is a month long event that celebrates the quirkiness and beauty of images made with plastic cameras (and pinhole cameras as well). The festival incorporates five galleries, a workshop and a panel discussion. You can read about the whole thing here.
I will be participating in the festival this year by exhibiting my image, "The Snow at Night", and as a participant on the panel discussion later this month. More info on the panel discussion can be found here.
If you're in the area (and I'm lucky to live close by) check out some wonderfully unique and creative photography, or get yourself a free ticket for the panel discussion and listen to some otherwise relatively sane people explain why they choose to make art with plastic cameras.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Little People #7

Agfa Isoly with transplanted and flipped Holga lens.
Newburyport, MA

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Morning Dog Walk #6

Jack, Middlesex Fells Reservation, Stoneham, MA
Hoga 120N

Friday, May 23, 2014

Auxiliary Reservoir























Shot with a Rocket camera. A post-war Japanese "tea tin" camera manufactured by the Rocket Camera Company.
Best frame borders ever.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Plastic Fantastic V Show

I've got some show news to report so I'll start with this one. Happy to report that this image, "Before Spring", will be in the upcoming Plastic Fantastic V show at LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, OR. This image was taken with a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash camera with a flipped lens and fifty year expired "Rex" film. (Rex was the house brand film carried by Rexall drugstores for many years and was made in Belgium by Agfa Gevaert). The print is an alcohol gel ink transfer to paper. The process seems to work particularly well for this image. The Plastic Fantastic show will run from June 14 through July 7. Susan Burnstine was the juror for this year's show, as she has been for the past couple of years.  I'm particularly proud that I have participated in this show for each of it's five years.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Saugus River #1 (Agfa Click/Leader hybrid camera)

Saugus, MA
More "hybrid" camera fun. This is an Agfa Click II camera with a lens from a Diana camera clone called a "Leader". FYI, the lens is not flipped. It's just really bad.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Italian Garden #9

Newburyport, MA
Agfa Isoly with transplanted and flipped Holga lens