In late August I was on a meetup with some of my pinhole photography buddies and we found ourselves at Blue Moon Camera And Machine. Somehow, I ended up with a Woodblak camera. It’s a beautiful camera, carved from a single piece of wood and made locally in Portland by Kurt Mottweiler. So, honestly, it wasn’t a hard sell.

A couple of days after I bought it he had a sale on his website, so he very graciously offered to outfit my new beauty with a leather strap. I said yes, of course. I paid a visit to his studio (which was amazing) and we had a nice chat while he added the strap.

Here are a few photos taken with this camera. These are only the first roll shot through the camera, and I used Illford FP4. I wanted to shoot black and white because I generally don’t get my color developed until I have a enough saved up to make it worthwhile to either make the trip into Portland or buy some developer and do it myself. I like the shots a lot! I have two rolls of color in my queue and I can’t wait to see how they came out.

Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright
Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright
The day the flag fell
The Day The Flag Fell

The camera is a dream to use. If you are interested in learning more about these cameras, or what else Kurt is up to, you can visit his website here.


tell me of an unclouded day


I woke up with the most depressing song with the most depressing and sad lyrics earwormed in my brain. I was desperate for something to replace it. Then this song played and I was happy. I heart Willie Nelson.