I photograph something to see what it looks like in a photograph.
Suspending time and space on silver halide.
.A special thanks to all of the people who’re responsible for making this blog possible.
Have a broken camera that you are going to throw away? Throw it at me instead!
I operate a camera rehabilitation facility right in my room.
All ‘eye witnesses of history’ deserves a second chance at life.
You May NOT Display, Print, Copy, Transmit, Or Reproduce Any of These Photos In This Gallery on Any Medium Without a Written Contact From Derek W © 2014.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN LEGAL ACTION
or get eaten alive by sharks
60 thoughts on “About Me”
Hello there Derek:
I hope you are doing fantastic ! I am Oscar I live in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. The thing is that I got a Brownie camera from a thrift store for my daughter, she’s getting into photography and design and she got so exited when I told her I had a 100 year old camera for her. I read your note in this website:
So, wanted to ask you. What happened with the pictures that were in the camera ? I read your note and I had to send you an e-mail to ask you. Take care man.
How fun that you found a very old brownie camera for your daughter. You asked what happened to the roll of 130 film in the camera?
https://dehk.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/developing-130-film-with-d76/ It was a lot of work doing it by hand, I need to make a better plan on keeping time in the dark next time other than counting out loud literally. Well I can’t see a timer in the dark, nor want to touch one with chemicals on my hand. Does the camera you bought also have a roll of exposed film?
During the course of unloading the 130 film from the backing paper, I tried my best to preserve the backing paper on the spool, which is now rolled back up onto to spool in my display case, it looks very nice.
Dehk, I came across a Kodak senior six-16 at my 86 year old aunt’s home. In the camera was a roll of film that was never developed. are you still developing this film for a fee? I would love to see if there is anything on it that can be viewed.
Yes sir I will response through email asap.
Made it here through your panoramic of Grand Rapids on Wikipedia. Do you plan to do a more recent version anytime soon? I’d be interested in buying a print of it. GR is home, even if I can’t live there for job reasons. Thanks!
Hey Mary, thanks for being interested in my work. As of right now I don’t have plans to re-new the panorama of grand rapids. Even though I’m not particularly too interested in that idea anymore, I feel like it’s time to re visit it again, soon, perhaps in a couple months. I’ll be sure to let you know when that happens. Cheers.
great blog. i admire people like you who take great analog photos. keep it up.
Lets put it this way, I also admire your wall in your self portrait!!
hi Derek! I read in a post you did on Petri rangefinders that you will repair them! I have a jammed Petri 7s 1.8 that I just got on eBay, and would love to be able to shoot. could you give me a quote on repairs if you still do it? love your site, too. very nice!
I will email you right now about the quote. Very nice website by the way.
Derek, thanks for wandering through part of the Hammer Home Street Photography Project.
I’ve followed your blog now so I’ll get to see more of your work. Btw you have a nice website also. Cheers mate.
Hi Derek. Thanks for leaving the ‘like’ on my attempted street photography post. I am especially pleased as I thought I was following you from the last time you did it but was surprised to see I was not, so I’m remedying that. I thought I had ‘followed’ for two special reasons: your blog is just the kind of thing I was asking for in a recent post, one from someone who takes photographs on film but posts more than just pictures; your gravatar, with Mamiya no less, is almost a twin of mine. Fascinating info in your postings and I’ve only had time to go through a little so far. Looking forward to seeing your future posts.
Thanks for following me also, and I do see your avatar, your mamiya is much better than mine 🙂 If you have any questions or comments don’t be afraid to ask, I don’t know everything but 2 minds is better than one (sometimes!). Cheers.
Hi Derek, thanks for visiting our blog. Glad you discovered us as that gave us a chance to find you. We’re all about analog and have our own wet darkroom so we will happily follow you. Not many of us dinosaurs around in this digital world, but I do believe the numbers are growing as digital photographers become uninspired by their results. There’s just nothing like film. Have a great rest of the week.
Marks and Joey
Hello there, sorry it took me a while to respond. I found your message in my spam, I don’t know why, but good thing I check it once in a while. It is very nice to meet you too!
I finally dodged off my iPhone and had a chance to look at your work on the MacBook. Really awesome work and love the ebook. Very creative approach to presenting a fantastic portfolio of images. With a name like Derek, I wouldn’t expect anything less than best. Cheers man!!
Thank You Derek. From Derek. 😀
Hey Derek, thanks for following Alice’s adventures, here I am following yours. cheers.
Nice portfolio you got here.
Thank you very much for taking your time, I am glad you find it interesting.
good to meet you….will try to follow your guidlines for “You” section 🙂
Very nice to meet you too fellow blogger!
If I visit Michigan – which I plan to next year 😉 would you be a part of my bedroom series?
Even though I hate to be infront of the camera, however I do support and (continuously) have high hope for your series, so I am not going to say no, but ask me again next year 😀
i understand completely the photo taker as reluctant model. i will ask again next year. maybe you can photograph me photographing you in your bedroom. trade 🙂
Sounds reasonable as long as I cam cover my face with. A big camera. What are you going to do in mi? Kinda far away from nsw.!
I’ve got a few rooms planned to shoot in the states again late this year/early next year (I shot 101-133 over there last year but didn’t get everywhere i wanted to get to.)
That’s awesome that you’re expanding the series worldwide!
a big camera sounds appropriate!
Hi Derek. Thank you for following HoB. Much appreciated! I’ll be hanging around here…
Hi Derek! I found your blog through @grumpytykepix ‘s and I find it great.
By the way, I may be poorer than you so I’m afraid that the only thing I can donate with is experience 😀
Donation of experience is welcomed!
wonderful B&W work… you have a new follower!
Thank you, and I’ve already bookmarked yours.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I’ve been enjoying yours and learning from you! I look forward to more!
Pleasure as mine, I will be learning just as much from you! And like i said, I am happy, you did loaded up your cambo!
Thanks for the information on how you shoot – not to copy, but because I have a photo-geeky mind that wants to know how others capture their images.
Oh I am a weirdo when it comes to cameras 😉
I am very happy to find your blog. Your work is beautiful! I am in Illinois, 60 miles west of Chicago. In this huge world of internet, finding you are in Michigan makes me feel like as if we were neighbors. 🙂
Thank you, I like your blog also. I try to get down to photograph Chicago every year or two. And yes, we are practically neighbours!
Derek, this is the most interesting About page I have ever read. I will look forward to seeing more of your posts. Thanks for your comment on my blog.
I am glad to know someone is reading it and it it Interesting. Thank you.
NIce portfolio dude. It’s seems you’ve been at this for a long time already. Great collection, been trying my hands in processing my own films too. Will look forward to more soon. God bless and cheers!
Thank you for your kind words. Get developing your own film, can’t wait to see your adventures with it.
I pretty much enjoyed your blog and I’m looking forward to following you. Love your analog photography! Keep it up – Greets from Germany
Thank you, and I admire your work!
Thank you very much, I’m glad you like it!
Thank you for following my blog!
Amazing Blog , i am glad i find You , Regards from Poland , Take care
Great name for a blog. Really enjoying your photographs.
If i have a great name for my blog, what is the exactly opposite of that? I supposed i have to investigate!
I am glad you like my photos, thank you with the encouragement.
It is great meeting you. Love the amount of interesting information on your blog.
Hey, thanks for browsing through my site man, I appreciate that. You have a nice blog also, keep in touch!
I have a weird probleem with my petri 2.8 super. As the shutter is being cocked now but it fires immediately after the winding lever is brought from the retreated position to extended position, I’m bogling around with it for over a week now, so I’d like some help
I think it’s out of alignment. I think, if you grab the whole lens barrel and slightly twist it one way or the other could fix your problem. The WHOLE barrel needs to be twisted, relative from the body.
And if that trick/cheat doesn’t work something is out of alignment inside and needs to be serviced.