There is something about using a 4x5 camera and shooting real film that I haven't been able to let go of in this digital world. I've always assumed 4x5 film would be better than any digital that I could afford, just as I assumed traditional silver printing would always be better than inkjet printing. After years of making carbon inkjet prints alongside silver gelatin prints, I found there are times where the digital carbon inkjet print was clearly better than the silver gelatin print I made. So what about my film vs. digital question?Read More
The seasons are slowly changing here in the upper midwest and I've been out on a few road trips photographing the changing colors as well as backpacking and canoeing.Read More
I've been redoing my darkroom a bit with a fresh coat of flat black paint, and finally getting a proper darkroom sink set up.Read More
I've been feeling the need to work on some new image ideas, something different than the same old things I photograph. Since my photos are almost exclusively devoid of people, I've been thinking about working them into a new series.
Studies for Forgotten Memories isn't necessarily the name of the series, but is perhaps more descriptive of where my ideas are at the moment.
Anyhow, the above test image was made with a 4x5 camera & antique projection lens, and shot on paper negative.
Summer Specimens - 8x10 paper negative
When it comes to my photography, it is hard to stay away from a few things.... black and white, large format film & wet plate collodion, and still life photography.Read More
This July 15th & 16th I return to the Midsummer Festival of the Arts at John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Stop by booth 78 on Wisconsin Avenue to see my new color landscape photography!
Last week I put my woodworking Etsy shop on vacation mode while I was backpacking, mountain biking, and photographing up in Duluth and the north shore of Minnesota. Now that I'm back I realize how far behind I am in getting my photography ready for this summer's art festivals I will be attending. That said, I will be keeping my InterrobangArt Etsy shop on vacation mode for July, and probably part of August.
I'm grateful for all of the orders for step stools and tool totes I have had lately, and really honored to have received such wonderful feedback & reviews on my products! I will reopen my Etsy shop once I'm caught up on printing and framing photos for my art fairs.
Which art fairs, you ask? I will be at Kohler's Midsummer Festival of the Arts in Sheboygan at the wonderful Kohler Arts Center July 15 & 16, 2017: https://www.jmkac.org/participate/midsummer-festival and at Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts August 19 & 20, 2017: http://www.oconomowocarts.org
Perhaps you caught me during mid redesign of Interrobang! I was getting bored with the old look, and decided to start anew with a fresher look with more of a focus on my photography. Anyone who has followed my work and this website for the past two decades will know that I'm often redesigning it.
Right now I'm in the process of trying out a couple new designs to see which works best for my new ideas for the site. If you are checking my site for something specific and don't see it, feel free to contact me, or just check back in a few days.