A little more than three years ago, I bought a Minolta Maxxum 7000i to get better pictures of my garden. A lot has happened since then.
My interest in photography quickly grew past garden pics. I took a darkroom class and now develop and scan color and B&W film. I bought a medium format camera and set up a small studio to make still life images. Finally, I’ve bought way more Minolta cameras than I need and started The Vintage Minolta Love Project.
These days I find myself planning shots, waiting for the right light, and being picky about filters. I’ve come a long way and my journey continues. I’m still learning and enjoying every minute.
Earth, Sun, Film is an exploration of gardening and photography. I started gardening out of necessity. Photography entered the picture because, using my iPhone 4s, I could not blur backgrounds nor capture the 2019 lunar eclipse as I wanted, so I bought a film camera. I have learned a lot, but have much more to learn. I claim no expertise in either domain.
Earth, Sun, Film has five channels:
Chronicles my gardening efforts—what succeeded and what didn’t, the decisions made and why
Amidst the Flowers
Musings on the wonders and joys of having a garden
Chronicles my photography efforts — what I’ve learned, mistakes I’ve made, what I’m learning, the gear I’m using
Through the Viewfinder
Musings on photography and how it has changed the way I see the world around me
An affectionate exploration of Minolta history, SLRs, lenses, and accessories
Jerome is a photography enthusiast and front-yard gardener who loves to draw and is always grateful for rain.
“Earth, Sun, Film—around the garden, around the city, with camera”