Jonathan's 50th Birthday Expedition

Jonathan’s 50th Birthday Expedition

Me, Jonathan, and Shane at the Toroweap Overlook. (Barry and Joe had to head back to their homes before our excursion to the desert.) For his recent 50th Birthday my grad school friend Jonathan wanted to meet up with some friends and explore the southwest a little bit. The idea was to gather in Las […]

Utah in February

Utah in February

I spent much of January trying to plan a trip to…somewhere. (Ok, in reality I spent most of January working, but anyhow…) The original idea was to go to the Vermilion Cliffs, which, at over 7000 ft elevation in February would have been chilly no matter what, but as the trip got closer various winter […]

Great Tintype Adventure of 2018

Great Tintype Adventure of 2018

At some point early in 2018 I decided I needed to be an adult for a while and get a regular job. That is a story for a very different post some day, but the relevant point is that I haven’t been able to get out on the road as much as I would like. […]

Exhibition: Light Sensitive

Exhibition: Light Sensitive

This is, um, a little bit late, in terms of advance notice, but there is a very cool art exhibition opening tonight at Art Intersection in Gilbert, Arizona. The exhibition showcases photography using traditional darkroom and alternative processes (i.e., pretty much anything that isn’t purely digital). Pieces were selected for inclusion by juror scott b. […]

The Alabama Hills and Death Valley

The Alabama Hills and Death Valley

Last April I made a road trip to Los Angeles that theoretically included a stop in Death Valley. While the trip overall was great, the Death Valley portion didn’t go so well, and I wasn’t able to make any tintypes while I was there. For my next trip to Los Angeles I decided to try […]

TechShop, a eulogy

TechShop, a eulogy

I moved to the Phoenix valley in the fall of 2015, and went to TechShop because a relative said they thought they heard I might be able to learn how to weld there. Maybe they had a woodshop I could use, not sure. I walked in the door and was immediately greeted by friendly people […]

Tintype license plate

Tintype license plate

When I recently had to renew my license plate I decided to have some fun with it. This weekend I finally made a fitting photo to share. For those not in the know: tintype images are, by nature, upside down and laterally reversed, which is why my license plate, Ford, and everything else is backwards. […]

Great Tintype Adventure of 2017 (Part 3)

Great Tintype Adventure of 2017 (Part 3)

Wait a sec…”Part 3″? I thought the last Great Tintype Adventure of 2017 was “Part 1”?! Well, two answers. First, the original plan, back in July, was to start around Mexican Hat and work my way counter-clockwise north through Bears Ears National Monument and Canyonlands National Park to Moab, then loop southwest through Capitol Reef […]

Excursion to the Toroweap Overlook

Excursion to the Toroweap Overlook

The plan for my big summer road trip was to end up at the Toroweap Overlook on the north rim of the Grand Canyon. That trip was interrupted, though, before I could make it back down out of Utah. In mid-September Kari was planning a short trip home to her family, so I thought I’d […]

Jonathan’s 50th Birthday Expedition
Jonathan's 50th Birthday Expedition

Me, Jonathan, and Shane at the Toroweap Overlook. (Barry and Joe had to head back to their homes before our excursion to the desert.) For his recent 50th Birthday my grad school friend Jonathan wanted to meet up with some friends and explore the southwest a little bit. The idea was to gather in Las […]

Utah in February
Utah in February

I spent much of January trying to plan a trip to…somewhere. (Ok, in reality I spent most of January working, but anyhow…) The original idea was to go to the Vermilion Cliffs, which, at over 7000 ft elevation in February would have been chilly no matter what, but as the trip got closer various winter […]

Great Tintype Adventure of 2018
Great Tintype Adventure of 2018

At some point early in 2018 I decided I needed to be an adult for a while and get a regular job. That is a story for a very different post some day, but the relevant point is that I haven’t been able to get out on the road as much as I would like. […]

Exhibition: Light Sensitive
Exhibition: Light Sensitive

This is, um, a little bit late, in terms of advance notice, but there is a very cool art exhibition opening tonight at Art Intersection in Gilbert, Arizona. The exhibition showcases photography using traditional darkroom and alternative processes (i.e., pretty much anything that isn’t purely digital). Pieces were selected for inclusion by juror scott b. […]

The Alabama Hills and Death Valley
The Alabama Hills and Death Valley

Last April I made a road trip to Los Angeles that theoretically included a stop in Death Valley. While the trip overall was great, the Death Valley portion didn’t go so well, and I wasn’t able to make any tintypes while I was there. For my next trip to Los Angeles I decided to try […]

TechShop, a eulogy
TechShop, a eulogy

I moved to the Phoenix valley in the fall of 2015, and went to TechShop because a relative said they thought they heard I might be able to learn how to weld there. Maybe they had a woodshop I could use, not sure. I walked in the door and was immediately greeted by friendly people […]

Tintype license plate
Tintype license plate

When I recently had to renew my license plate I decided to have some fun with it. This weekend I finally made a fitting photo to share. For those not in the know: tintype images are, by nature, upside down and laterally reversed, which is why my license plate, Ford, and everything else is backwards. […]

Great Tintype Adventure of 2017 (Part 3)
Great Tintype Adventure of 2017 (Part 3)

Wait a sec…”Part 3″? I thought the last Great Tintype Adventure of 2017 was “Part 1”?! Well, two answers. First, the original plan, back in July, was to start around Mexican Hat and work my way counter-clockwise north through Bears Ears National Monument and Canyonlands National Park to Moab, then loop southwest through Capitol Reef […]

Excursion to the Toroweap Overlook
Excursion to the Toroweap Overlook

The plan for my big summer road trip was to end up at the Toroweap Overlook on the north rim of the Grand Canyon. That trip was interrupted, though, before I could make it back down out of Utah. In mid-September Kari was planning a short trip home to her family, so I thought I’d […]