Mud Island River Park

When we were kids, my parents would take us to Mud Island River Park on the weekends. I don’t know if it was free then, but it should…

A Lunch at the Memphis Zoo

A Friday lunch excursion to the Memphis Zoo, a 1970s point and shoot, and some Retrochrome slide film.

Camera Review – Minolta Himatic AF2

A couple weeks ago a neighbor stopped in to drop off a bag of point-and-shoot cameras to me. I love free cameras, so I graciously accepted. Honestly, a…

Leica M3 - Summicron 50mm f/2

ISO 3200 and the Leica M3

My day has been pretty good. I woke up, had a cup of coffee, took a few wedding photos, and then took the Leica with me to a…

Detour – New Guitar

Ever think to yourself “I really want a Porsche 911” but then you see the sticker price and think “The Boxster is cool, and it’s kinda like a…

Some Days are Better Than Others

Film is a great medium for a lot of good reasons. It is self-limiting, experimental, tangible, and allows a bit of creativity that goes beyond what one can…

Camera Review – 1959 Agfa Optima

Behold, the AGFA Optima. Hecho en Germany in 1959, this camera was the first auto-exposure 35mm camera available and along with it’s brethren like the Kodak Auto 35…

Fuji X-T20 – I Like It.

I bought the X-T20 a few weeks ago, and I picked up the kit 16-50mm f/4-5.6 lens. It has proven itself to be a very capable camera with…

Dixon Gallery and Gardens on a Holga

This past weekend I took my daughter to an art workshop at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis. Last fall the Dixon planted 100,000 tulip bulps throughout…

Refocusing on Going Pro (April fools)

Most people know now gingerly I teeter on the knife-edge of bankruptcy with my camera addiction. It’s the running joke at the office that I can’t go a…