Journal Entries

The Dawson Cabin – Tintypes

The Dawson Cabin – Tintypes

I finally talked Kari into going to our cabin. Let’s just say that she and I have different tolerances for cleanliness, wild critters, and modern conveniences like electricity and indoor plumbing. I convinced her the ...
Griffen Cooper – Tintypes

Griffen Cooper – Tintypes

Local bartender, musician, and actor Griffen Cooper hangs around the Workshops a lot in the summer helping out various classes by being a very photogenic model. I had been wanting to make a portrait of ...
Photo Gravure Field Trip

Photo Gravure Field Trip

Brenton Hamilton’s Alternative Process class recently took a field trip to Alan Vlach’s workshop in Trenton, Maine, to make photo gravure prints. (The metal plates are pretty sharp on the edges, and despite a warning ...
The Lab Tray Portrait Fiasco

The Lab Tray Portrait Fiasco

I had an idea to make a portrait of my friend/boss Brenton. It didn’t go as planned. The idea was to tile a bunch of lab trays on a wall to use as a background ...
Howe Point, Ducktrap River Bridge – Tintypes

Howe Point, Ducktrap River Bridge – Tintypes

My friend Joe needed a subject for his multimedia workshop project and I needed an excuse to get out and make tintypes in the wild, so we headed up the coast to Howe Point and ...
Self-portraits

Self-portraits

I have been told that my penchant for making self-portraits says something about me, in a psychological sense. That my choice to photograph myself is in itself meaningful. Or that it’s just pure narcissism. What ...
Mark’s very first tintype!

Mark’s very first tintype!

I finally got around to asking Kari if I could try making a tintype, and she was happy to let me have a go at it. Some friends from Ohio University were in town, so ...
Atrium Magazine (Ohio University)

Atrium Magazine (Ohio University)

Now that the print copy is finally out I can talk about my recent experiences working on two assignments for Atrium Magazine, the publication for alumni and friends of Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences ...
Industrial client promo campaign

Industrial client promo campaign

A while back I had lunch with a couple of my profs from grad school. Larry… or maybe it was Gary… suggested I get in touch with industries active in the Marcellus Shale exploration of ...
The iPad Portfolio Plunge (Foliobook)

The iPad Portfolio Plunge (Foliobook)

This post marks the start of a different kind of entry – instead of just presenting the results of whatever project I’m working on I am going to share some of the thought process and ...
Unusual college classes, Ohio Today Magazine

Unusual college classes, Ohio Today Magazine

Way back in November, 2011, I got an assignment from Ohio Today magazine to photograph a student pilot for their story on unusual courses at Ohio University. I’d been to the airport several times before ...
Emmett’s birthday flight

Emmett’s birthday flight

One of my friends / clients gave her son a pretty darn cool present for his 7th birthday: a short flight through the skies above Athens, Ohio. I got to ride along to document the ...
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