Category Archives: Canon F-1

How to Make Something Beautiful (part two)

                  Japanese woodblock: my vintage Canon F-1n (20mm f/2.8) Start with something completely familiar – like an analog single lens reflex. Find a chunk of clear Douglas fir and sketch directly to … Continue reading

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How To Make Something Beautiful (part one)

Wood-block print: Rolleiflex f/3.5 with rare reversed D. Start with something you love. It has to be the kind of thing you can’t leave alone, something with a pleasing heft, well made and beautiful. Like an old Rollei. Find a … Continue reading

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Sound Check

  One thing I like about jazz, kid, is that I don’t know what’s going to happen next.                                             … Continue reading

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Plus-X and Other Antiques

In April of 1975 I was finishing up my photography studies at the University of California San Diego with a series of 1099 projects – photo essays. I was shooting these with a Canon F-1 on B&W film. I had … Continue reading

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