Washington DC


Artomatic was amazing, as always. Met some great artists, saw some really original pieces, and learned a lot about presenting my work and even (yikes!) networking and talking to people about photography. Now that I’m back to real life, I’m going to get back to the scanning mines. These are from the Washington National Cathedral’s …

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I admit it – after November 8, I was in a creative and personal slump. (Do the math…) I’m glad I’ve had a weekly darkroom class at The Art League to look forward to, and now Artomatic to prepare for! Artomatic has been a DC-area institution since 1999. (I attended my first one in 2000, …

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I’m very honored to have my photo “Capitol” displayed for the summer in the Crystal City FotoWalk Underground as part of Exposed DC‘s 10 year anniversary celebration. Exposed DC is a great resource for local Washington DC area photographers, and they hold an annual show that I always look forward to. “Capitol” was originally selected …

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I’m still working out the best way to use my Agfa Isolette. I’ve gotten some great images, but I thought I’d share one I wasn’t that happy with. I was so excited to see this on the scanner thumbnail view, but when I looked a little closer it became apparent that I had the focal …

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Other than one roll of film just to make sure the thing worked, this was my first time experimenting with my “new” vintage camera, an Isolette “folder” from Germany. I picked it up from an antique/junk store in Cary, NC with no idea what I was doing or if it would work at all. I …

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Just posted a new gallery, with some 35mm and 120 photos of the abandoned trolley station lurking underneath Dupont Circle. Having lived in the DC area (on and off) since the 1980s, I’d heard of the Dupont Underground, and even remembered its ill fated stint as a food court, but I’d never actually been inside …

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Opulent Tarnish specializes in lo-fi film photography. I use vintage, toy, and plastic cameras to take photos of my travels and my adopted hometown of Washington DC. Yes, I visit a lot of cemeteries.

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