Author Archives: Mary Thomas

Project Self-Portrait

As a way to celebrate the relationship between a photographer and their camera, we asked our followers to send in mirror self-portraits. This represents one of the most important aspects of what we do. It’s not just about the camera and it’s not just about the photographer. It’s a union between the two that makes […]

The Analog Profiles: Jon Moore

By Mary Thomas   As I pulled up to the agreed-upon coffee shop in St. John’s, I spotted my appointment across the street with a beard, a flannel, and a Pentax 67. I waited for him to go in first, and watched with a chuckle as he passed the front door and walked to the […]

Adventures in Color Film

By Mary Thomas When I started working at Blue Moon Camera, I became much more concerned with the film stocks that I was using. Whereas before I would pick up any old roll at a grocery store and shoot, at BMC I was surrounded by film stocks of all sorts. I found myself intrigued by all of […]

Color Infrared Film with Heather Boyd

  Photographer, illustrator, and pastel-fanatic Heather Boyd shows us the world in shades of pink and blue. No, this isn’t a Lightroom preset or a post-processing series of clicks and adjustments. Her secret? Color infrared film.     Heather worked with a lot of different film stocks over several months before finding one that suited […]

The Analog Profiles: Mia Krys

By Mary Thomas   Mia Krys carries a small box of exposed and not-yet-developed 4×5 sheet film in both hands as she walks from her in-home studio to her in-home darkroom. It’s not a long walk, but she holds the box close to her body; inside the cardboard walls and the black plastic wrapping is […]

Harley Cowan’s “Manhattan Project”

By Mary Thomas   A customer of ours made a brilliant series of photos at the Hanford Reservation, a decommissioned nuclear production site in Washington.     Although Harley Cowan‘s Rollieflex is what goes with him everywhere, these photographs were made on his Sinar F2 4×5. He began shooting large format about four years ago and […]