abandoned railroad tracks, Seabrook, TX
Classic black and white photography, performed with real film, and classic professional cameras manufactured from the 1950's through the early 1980's. I have realistic props for photos of many types, tungsten hot lights, studio photo strobes. Film formats that I use are some of the most popular among professional photographers; 35mm (small format), 120/220 (medium format), and 4x5 (large format). I also do my own film developing to insure that it is done properly.
I currently work out of the area of Galveston to Houston areas, and adjacent areas as well. For special occasions and other circumstances, I maybe available in other areas, this is handled on a case by case basis, and would require a substantial down payment to cover travel expenses.
I'll be moving to a house over the next few months, I have a little work to do in the house and the garage, then I will be remodelling a shed with a loft in the back yard into a darkroom, and use the loft to store all my studio gear when not in use. I have to add some plumbing, block up the windows and French doors, and rework the electrical some, add a small window AC unit through the wall, and finish the loft floor out, and insulate the whole thing, and put some thin 3/8" plywood inside (I don't want drywall out there). I'll also be adding a vent fan to the roof to pull air through the storage loft continuously to keep the humidity under control. I still have dad photographers sink, his print and film processor were in horrible condition, and had to be sold as scrap. I'll start doing more work once I have my retouching machines setup and my dry mount press as well. The shed currently has 120 volt 20 amp, I'll be upping that to 220 volt 30 amp, this will allow me to use the AC and the drymount press, or one of those oil filled electric heaters (in winter) to keep the shed comfortable and efficient. I'll also be putting the enlarger on a UPS unit with power filtering so I don't loose anything if the power drops out during bad weather.
I'm looking into a MAMIYA RB Pro-sd (used) with 50,90,100-200mm lenses two or three 6x7 backs, TLR prisms finder, and sunshade for portrait work, I still have a cast iron and steel rolling studio tripod as well, colortrans hot lights, and arkay photo strobes.
I added in some recent photos I did with my recently acquried NIKONOS V underwater camera. It's a 35mm that can go to 165' under water without leaking, two of the three lenses I have are good for above or below water (35mm & 80mm), the 28mm will only focus properly under water. I still ahve to have the o-rings deep inside the camera serviced before I go under water with it, but for now it is rain and sink faucet proof.
I just added in half of the pictures I did at the Texas Renaissance festival (barbarian weekend). I'll add more in a few days after I've had time to scan them. I've also set the site to automatically adjust for ease of use on mobile devices. I'll be adding a few more bells, whistles, etc. to the site.
I will be adding photos very soon of various subjects using Fuji green sensitive X-Ray film. I first have to shoot some controlled tests using white boards with grey cards and step wedges taped to it with info to get some controls set to see a true film speed and development times.
I am looking for female models at this time who would like portfolios done for the entertainment venues to replace damaged negatives and photographs for my work portfolio. I will trade photography work for free photographs for your entertainment venue related work. If you need 8x10 glossy photographs for work related review, contact me. I will have you sign a model release before the shoot session commences that we are trading photographic work for my ability to use your some or all of your pictures that I do for my client advertising portfolio.
The reason for this is I have lost negatives and prints or they have become damaged beyond repair with relocation of my home, in some cases I cannot find the model releases for my work, thus I cannot use them in my portfolio to show perspective clients. I am wanting to rebuild my portfolio, and as I stated above, I will be trading free photography work to build your portfolios for your work in; acting,dance,and other entertainment venues, for written permission to allow me to use some or all (to be negotiated) of the photos in my portfolio I present clients to show the quality of my work.