Actor Peter Mayhew at the Comic Con in June 2006 (photo by Mr. Holga)
A long time ago in at a Comic Con not so far away … I had the grand opportunity to meet and photograph Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in all the Star Wars movies. Mr. Mayhew taught me a very valuable lesson that every photographer should know: always ask before you take someone’s photograph.
I first met Mayhew at the Sci-Fi Expo at the Plano Convention Center in Plano, Texas in October 2005. I had gotten into film photography about a year earlier. My primary camera was a medium format Rolleicord V. This was before I fell head-over-heels in love with Holga cameras. I was lucky to get any good shots at the time. My Rollie required lots of measuring, setting, focusing and a steady hand, so I relied a lot on a tripod for shots.
Before I actually talked to Mayhew at the signing table, I had set up my Rolleicord on its tripod and set the aperture and shutter speed. All that was left was a little focusing and a press of a button. Continue reading
Dallas, Texas (November 11, 2013) – Dallas Art Press, the publishing division of Dallas Art News, announces the long awaited publication of Death by Holga: 11.22.63 by photographer M. C. Roman. Death by Holga: 11.22.63 is a collection of photographs of the people, places and things associated with the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on Friday, November 22, 1963. This JFK project, launched in the spring of 2010, is now a beautiful fine art photography book. The book can be purchased at www.dallasartpress.com or www.deathbyholga.com.
Click here to read the full press release on Dallas Art News (www.dallasartnews.com).
A post of the @MrHolga Twitter feed. Continue reading
Latin Dancers (photo by Mr. Holga)
I had so much fun going walkabout with my darling spouse and my Nikon D7000 with 35mm lens, that we ventured over to Fort Worth for a little antique shopping. The good news is that we saw lots of stuff. The better news is that we did not buy anything other than lunch. Continue reading
Toy Horses by Mr. Holga
My darling spouse and I had a rare day together leading into a four-day weekend. We made a date of the afternoon by antique shopping and having lunch at the Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. Antique shopping is way more interesting when I get to bring along a camera, in this case my Nikon D7000 with a 35mm 1.8 lens. Continue reading
Cheryl Butcher, June 8, 2007 (photo by her son)
Just in time for Mother’s Day, I am thinking about mom with a photo that I took of her in 2007. Mom is holding a sign that reserved her parking space on the US Air Force base. Alas, mom did not have any car to drive that day. Just her luck. Love you, mom.
Mary Ann Moorman Krahmer in Dealey Plaza (Nikon D7100)
On Saturday, April 27, 2013, after a Slow Art Day, I got a few minutes with Kennedy assassination witness Mary Ann Moorman Krahmer. Mrs. Krahmer was gracious enough to be photographed and interviewed for my JFK book, Death By Holga: 11.22.63. Continue reading
602-604 Elsbeth and Neely Houses
I don’t normally experiment with my photographs. I like them exactly as they are shot. My usual enhancements are in line with what a darkroom technician can do. I adjust the color, improve the contrast and remove some of the dust. I don’t like cropping my images because Holga photographs display best when showing the entire image. Continue reading
602-604 Elsbeth, Dallas Texas by Mr. Holga, 2012
Before the wrecking crew tore it down, I got a chance to see 602-604 Elsbeth, Dallas, Texas. This run down apartment north of the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff was the former residence to Lee Harvey Oswald and his wife, Marina. The couple lived here for six months between November 1962 to March 1963. Continue reading