Posts Tagged ‘cherry valley’

Hello world!

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Not my everyday camera

Hello and welcome. This is my first blog – my maiden flight – so I’ll go slowly and be brief. I’m excited to get my new website up and running – actually it’s NOT quite up yet. The old website is still up as at Aug 28 but I’m hoping the SHINY NEW one will be up in a few days.

I’ve got a lot of work to show you and ideas to talk about. The main thing you need to know about me is I’m first and foremost a black and white, real film photographer. I love shooting black and white and I love darkroom printing. I know it’s easier on a computer but I don’t care. I find working with my hands, my enlargers, the light, the temperature, the chemicals, the paper, the timer and The Fates preferable to pushing buttons. Having said that, I shoot digital when I have to and I can manipulate images with the best of them. I just prefer not to … or rather, I prefer darkroom manipulation techniques that creative photographers and printers have used since the 1800s plus a few I’ve come up with myself.  But I’m grateful for the technology that brings me online to share thoughts and pictures with the world. I hope you enjoy what you see at baldphotographer.com and I’ve promised myself (and my computer-savvy wife) that I will update regularly with new work, news of projects, ideas and probably a rant or two. All the best, Graham