Point Reyes with Leica M9-P

Point Reyes with Leica M9-P

Sonoma County, me and my Nikon FM2n

Sonoma County, me and my Nikon FM2n

Me shooting Nikon F4

Me shooting Nikon F4

Nikon F2AS

Nikon F2AS

Hasselblad 500 c/m

Hasselblad 500 c/m

The wonderful Asahi Pentax Spotmatic

The wonderful Asahi Pentax Spotmatic

Leica M9-P

Leica M9-P

Nikon FM2n

Nikon FM2n

Pentax ME Super

Pentax ME Super

Hasselblad 500 c/m

Hasselblad 500 c/m

iPhone in my Kodachrome Mirror

iPhone in my Kodachrome Mirror

Pentax ME Super

Pentax ME Super

Leica M3

Leica M3

Pentax Spotmatic SPII

Pentax Spotmatic SPII

Nikon F2 Photomic

Nikon F2 Photomic

Olympus OM-4

Olympus OM-4

Pentax Spotmatic

Pentax Spotmatic

Pentax LX

Pentax LX

About me.

I am an amateur photographer, writer, wanderer and dreamer who found his way to the Northern California coast, quite unexpectedly, after living in the desert for three decades. I make my living in marketing and advertising.

I enjoy making photographs and tinkering around with old cameras. The more mechanical, the better.  

I also like old cameras and using film because everything moves very fast in my world and using these old cameras slows me down. I enjoy that.

Current film cameras:

Canon F-1n, Canon P, Leica M7, Minolta XD, Nikon F2 Photomic, Nikon F2S, Nikon F2SB, Nikon F2A, Nikon F2AS, Nikon FM2n, Nikon F4, Olympus OM-2n,Pentax Spotmatc SP, SPII, SPF, ME, ME Super, LX, 645n, 

I shoot a lot of black and white because I like it. Sometimes I process it at home, sometimes I send it out to a lab in San Francisco. My favorite emulsions are Kodak TMax, Kodak Tri-X and Fuji Neopan Acros. When I shoot color, it's usually Kodak Ektar 100 or Portra. I'm liking Portra best these days and I hope Kodak keeps making it. Because I am impatient most of the time, much of my color is processed and scanned at my local mini-lab. When I have more patience, I use Richard Photo Lab.

My current digital camera is a Leica M-P (top 240). My two M lenses, which can be used on the M7 or the M-P are a Leica 35/2 Summicron and a Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.2.

My camera reviews are just my personal opinion. I've tried lots of different old cameras and perhaps something I write here can be beneficial to you. I try and get my facts right, but if you see something I have written that's incorrect, please let me know.

It's foggy a lot where I live. Sometimes, the fog breaks and the sun shines down through--that's called a Fogdog!  It's warm on my face and it feels good.