Paris and Marietta – June 1997

  June 1997 – Paris & Marietta Some rolls of film are better than others. I recently scanned this roll of 120 black and white film. Taken with my Mamiya 220. I loved 120 2 1/4 x 2 1/4, medium format photography then and I love it now. I plan to make some silver prints…

Fun with Infrared Photography (special thanks to Joe, Tom and Frank)

These are from recently found 35mm infrared color slides that I shot when I first arrived at Emory & Henry College, in Southwest Virginia, in the Spring of 1973. Scanned into Photoshop, I have pumped up the color a bit but it remains reasonably true to the original. There was also some fading from time…

Unintentional Double Exposures

Remember film cameras? I do. This is what happens when film cameras misbehave, film sprockets get lazy or the photographer forgets to wind the advance! But sometimes the camera justs “knows” better and introduces a bit of spontaneity into a photo. Click on the images to view in my zenfolio site where you can purchase…

Happy (late) Birthday to Chuck Berry

Happy late birthday to Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (born October 18, 1926). This is a photo I took when I was 16 or so at the San Diego Civic Center’s Rock n Roll revival show circa 1970. Chuck Berry played with the Coasters, Bill Haley and the Comets and Bo Diddley who I would…

Tales of the Floating World – Kibyôshi

This posting is a bit of a departure from the “photoblog” theme, but being the old ex-Art major that I am I’ll probably venture into non-photographic excursions from time to time. My sister in law has a good eye for art and a weakness for eBay. Fortunately for me! She shared some (ok a lot…thanks Melissa!)…

Charm, Beauty and Creativity

Prooving once again that good things come in three are some different versions of the 3 graces. Based on the same version by Antonio Canova. All of these images are available in high-res splendor at http://vancecox.zenfolio.com/ This first image is one I took in Maymont Park in Richmond, Virginia. The original of this print had…

Behold the mighty Moto!

This posting features digital photography gone WAY low-tech. Pictures from my endearingly lowly (yet cheap) cellphone. I call these “Motofotos” after the “Motorola” cellphone I use. This is no iPhone, which actually take reasonably good photos. Motofotos are a Holga’s equivalent of the digital set. The mighty moto is only good for 640 x 480 pixels. The…

Black Slim Devil – Roll number one

The “Black Slim Devil” is  a fun camera I found out about via photojojo…my favorite internet/facebook photography page. This is strictly a no-frills point and shoot. Literally. Just put film in, point it at something and pull the trigger. The camera has a really cool wide angle of 22mm! This camera goes in the Holga…

Earth day Special Edition, Washington DC 4/1990

Here are several shots from Earth day at the Mall, Washington DC. Includes one of my all time favorites…”The CIA is poisoning my food”. Shot with Canon F1 (F1’s RULE!!) on TMAX 400. Click the photo for greater detail. The “CIA” shot is from a high quality scan, courtesy the fine folks at Tommy Cat…