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Photo of sign showing submarine sandwich shop

A photographic journey

I went to an antique camera show the other day, and the room full of film cameras and lenses got me thinking about my own photographic journey.  Now I watch enough reality television to know that everything is a journey these days.  But I’m not talking about the journey from obscurity to 15 minutes of […]

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Collection of photos from Red Nickel

What happened to the summer?

Today is Labor Day, which closes the book on what turned out to be a rough summer for art fairs. I had to cancel my participation at the Coolidge Corner Arts Festival — long one of my favorite events — because of torrential rains and I bowed out of my SoWa July date because of […]

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Photo of neon sign with palm treets

Neon in New York

I ran across a pretty interesting blog the other day called New York Neon. The blog is one component of a larger book project, where Thomas E. Rinaldi records the history of the glowing signs that used to dominate New York City’s streetscape. The blog is packed with technical details about individual signs — both […]

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Photo of bridge and shadows over Truckee River

A new look for Red Nickel

After much thought, a lot of experimentation, and a few scary WordPress moments, I updated my photography website RedNickel.com. The biggest change is this blog, where I’ll be writing about my work, my process, exhibits I have seen, and more. The other major change is the transition from a traditional website to a blog platform. […]

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Photography of my Holga camera

What’s a Holga?

What’s a Holga? And why do I use one? A Holga is a cheap plastic camera with bad optics. The camera uses medium-format film and has a few settings that offer the illusion of control but don’t do much of anything. A  plastic lens means that most pictures go a little blurry, and sometimes light […]

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