March 2022
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. 

February 2020
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: 

Gardening Journey
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

Photography Journey
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 

Vintage-Minolta Love 
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”