Journal Entries

I try to do or make interesting things on a regular basis. Here are some words and photos about my exploits.

Griffen Cooper #2 – Tintype

Griffen was hanging around campus again, helping out by acting and modeling for some of the Workshops. I had the tintype chemistry set up, so I grabbed him for a few minutes to make a ...

Down East Magazine, Monhegan Island

My first summer in Maine I spent a hot dusty day on Monhegan Island photographing students from Maine Media Workshops creating documentary videos. Long story short, Down East Magazine was recently looking for some images ...

Sacha – Tintype

Andrew, one of my new friends here at the Workshops, wanted to make a tintype of his girlfriend who was up visiting for the weekend. I did a quick demo to show him the steps, ...

Expired collodion? Vintage collodion!

Today I sampled some of my '13 and '12 vintages of collodion, with surprising (to me, at least) results! ...

New staff, new friends (and new lab)

I’ve been quiet for the past three weeks for various – mostly good – reasons. The Professional Certificate program ended, and there was a fair amount of work involved with that. Then I had three ...

Tintype Outing: Owls Head Transportation Museum

Several weeks ago an old high school friend commented on a tintype images I posted to Facebook, said he would like to buy one. Naturally I said “sure! What do you have in mind?” “An ...

New Haas Lab – Tintype

The original Haas Photo Lab, in which I first learned to make prints using the old photographic processes, is no more. In its place is the New Haas Lab, a super clean and modern space ...

Professional Certificate – End of Program Exhibition

The Professional Certificate Students are showing their work this week at the Maine Media Gallery in Rockport, Maine. There will be an opening reception this Thursday from 5-7pm. The show then moves to the PhoPa ...

Ilfordfilmcannisterotype

What do I call this medium? It’s a tintype, but tintypes never really had much to do with “tin”, and more recently I use aluminum plate. And this isn’t that, either. Although, judging by the ...

Neal Parent

Fellow Maine-based photographer Neal Parent was on campus this past week teaching one of his workshops – one geared toward digital photography. For a little added spice on the last day of class we arranged ...

A tintype a day…

I took a break to run over to the harbor again today. This time I implemented two lessons learned: One, bring a stabilizing device. In this case, a packet of oatmeal from the dining hall. ...

Back to the future – Maine Sunday Telegram article

The Portland Press Herald’s Maine Sunday Telegram ran a story about the historical processes lab at Maine Media Workshops, featuring a few photos of yours truly. In front of a bunch of people and a ...