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Some Recent Prints

Been off the blog train for a while, that’s not to say that I haven’t been shooting, quite the opposite. So far 2015 has been a very busy year, look for additional updates in the coming weeks as I try to get weekly updates going again.

In the mean time, here is a selection of images taken this spring. They are photos of original black and white prints I made in the darkroom, but was somewhat too lazy to actually scan them for the blog. Enjoy…

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I’m a Star Now

As you may or may not know, in addition to working for the local Flagstaff newspaper, The Arizona Daily Sun, I spend half my week working in a professional darkroom (yes that’s still a thing) making prints for all sorts of clients. Artists, government agencies and other private individuals are among the people I work with. I have prints that are in the Library of Congress, the JFK Library, hotels, offices as well as galleries and homes all over the country. Specific clients that I do regular printing for include Dan Budnik, Shane Knight, David Brookover, Jerry Jacka and more…

Recently a student at Northern Arizona University, Nick Humphries, approached me to ask if he could do a short documentary project for class about me and what I do photographically. After talking for a while, I suggested that while the newspaper is interesting, he should see what I do at the darkroom. He did, I talked into a microphone about it and below is the finished project. I thought it came out pretty well, enjoy…

Update::There was a slightly updated version of the video that includes a few more photos and a surprise ending featuring surprise stuff.

Photograms::Bored Summer Daze

rust5While bored at home this sunny afternoon, I decided to play with some photograms…subjects range from found rust to plants and a negative too. Mediums are either cyanotype or silver halide photo paper, all sun-exposed…I have a gallery over on taylor mahoney photography’s facebook page…head over that way to check out the rest.

 

Arts and Entertainment

2013-04-11Careful readers of this blog may remember seeing a post a few weeks ago about a fashion centric photo exhibition I am taking part in. This week, Flag Live, the local A&E publication, did a full story on the show and used many of my images with the text. While not the first Flag Live spread I have been featured in, this is one I am particularly proud of. If you aren’t in Flagstaff to get an issue yourself, head over to the Flag Live Website to check out the article and accompanying photos…

 

4×5 Preview

Over the last few weeks I have been working with my Speed Graphic Miniature. Instead of using normal 4×5 negatives, which are difficult to develop, easily scratched and must be processed in total darkness; I have opted to use regular photo paper as negatives and contact printing the resulting images. Photo paper is easy to handle, cheaper than negative film, and can be processed under normal dark-room conditions. The only draw back is that the paper has an ISO rating of about 3. This means that in full sun at f/32 (I always use the same aperture for consistency in timing my exposures) a normal exposure is about 2 sec…These are a few of my more successful attempts, however they have not been digitized very well (somewhat soft focus). These really need to be viewed in person to appreciate the detail, sharpness and tonal range produced by this camera/paper combo…

Fashion Exhibit

902207_10200344259227572_1423207091_oeveryWEAR: Visions + Thoughts on Fashion

I am participating in a collaborative photo exhibit at the Flagstaff Photography Center opening April 5th. There is a pre-opening party and discussion Thursday, April 4th where the participating artist and other fashion minded people will be discussing how fashion inspires them. If you are in or near Flagstaff, Ariz. during the first three weeks of April, don’t miss this exhibit. I have a bunch of new work showing and would love to see some of your faces. Find out more details on the Facebook Event Page Here…

Coffee Portraits or Land of The Lost Roll pt. 4

On a recent cleaning/organizing binge I discovered several lost or forgotten rolls of film kicking around my room. Here is  a short series taken from one of those rolls…

I love coffee more than just about anything. Sharing it with friends is part of the experience that appeals to me. Here are some friends I shared coffee with sometime early last fall.

Despite the metadata the slide show tries to provide, these were all shot on my Nikon FM on Ilford Pan F+.

Why Do Lasers Feel So Good::Electric Kingdom::March 2013

mahoney_20130302_94538Electric Kingdom went off last night. Good vibes, good people and some great music all combined to make for one magical evening. Head over to the Electric Kingdom Facebook Page to check out all the madness and become a part of the action…

 

Land of The Lost Roll pt.3…FireFly Portraits

What once was lost, now is found…again…This summer I attended and photographed the FireFly Music Festival near Flagstaff, Ariz. While there I played a little with my new-at-the-time Mamiya RB67. One of the many thing that inspired my curiosity at FireFly, was the diversity of people in attendance. Everyone from school teachers to quasi-homeless ‘traveling’ types, and everyone in between. I wanted to shoot a few portraits, so I did…Click on an image to enter the slideshow…

Found this lost roll of FujiChrome in the strangest spot…exactly where I should have left it…Although I could have/wish I had shot many more, patience and weather did not permit this happening…perhaps next year…

 

Deserted Desert Drive

While on a recent trip into the California desert via State Rt. 62, I shot a few photos. Strange things exist in the California desert, here area  few of them…

Once again, disregard the pesky metadata provided by the slide show…all images were shot on my trusty Vivitar 35ca (which is more and more my go to travel camera) with Lomography XPro Chrome 100 film…