2024 Calendar is Ready for Purchase

My 2024 calendar “Impressions Through My Lens” are now available to order. Orders will be shipped within 3-4 business days. They look amazing. 8.5″x11″, they make great holiday gifts. Only $27 USA shipping included. For oversea, it will be $22 + shipping. Contact me at richard@richardman.photo or (650) 315-7567 and we can work out the details. You can Venmo (yes, my Venmo profile picture is Amy Pond with a Hasselblad) $27 to: PayPal $27 to richard@richardman.photo Credit card: https://canusbshop.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=87 Check to Richard Man2625 Middlefield Rd, #685Palo Alto, CA 94306 Cash in person.

Fine Art B&W Printing Services

Piezography B&W printing provides the highest quality inkjet prints possible, rivaling and even surpassing the best silver gelatin prints. We now offer Piezography print services at a very affordable cost. Best of all, you can get a sample 4×5″ print for just $5 (US shipping only) to see for yourself. For more information, please see https://richardman.photo/bw-and-color-fine-art-printing-service/

Migrating to Smugmug for Galleries

In order to provide a better gallery experience, especially for event photos, I am now setting up a site on Smugmug, https://richardman.smugmug.com. This site will continue for projects, blogging, fine arts info etc. The Smugmug site is a work in progress, and it will take a few days before I move all the event galleries there. I am using mostly Smugmug default, and printing should be enabled, but if you see anything wonky, let me know at richard@richardman.photo

2023 Hugo Finalist

Nominated by members of previous year and current year’s worldcons and voted on by the members of the current year’s worldcon, the Hugo Awards are science fiction’s most prestigious award. I am very honored to be a finalist in the “Best Fan Artist” category in the 2023 Hugo Awards. My work is eligible for the award mainly due to exhibitions on-site and online of my “Worldbuilders of Science Fiction and Fantasy” project, which you can see more details here: http://richardman.photo/worldbuilders-of-science-fiction-and-fantasy/ You can download the PDF of my Hugo packet here: http://richardman.photo/pub/RICHARD-MAN-HUGO-VOTERS-PACKET.pdf This is an on-going labor of love project. You can […]

Jordan K.

Jordan is a Nebula nominated SF author, but this image was taken for the Hearts on Our Sleeves project, portraits of transgender and gender expansive community. It’s 2023, and I was hoping that the fight for human rights would be tilted toward more acceptance, but sadly, LBGTQ+ and trans people are used as boogeymen for certain people to advance their agenda. Because of the Pandemic, I hadn’t been able to find time or the subjects to photograph for this project. Hopefully this will be a good restart.

Replacing the Retainer Clip of a Jobo Lift

I have been using a Jobo CPA 2.0 rotary processor with a lift for many years now. It has been generally reliable and I can process from 35mm to 8×10 with it, from B&W, to C41, and even E6 slides. However, there is a weak link in the system: The four white clips are the retainer clips to hold the drums or tanks in place. However, they can break after years of use, and it turns out that the procedure to replace them are not trivial. First, here’s what a clip looks like: Clearly the shape of the clip means […]

“All Photography Is Political”

“All photography is political” and it definitely is with this one. The building behind is at the site of the former Sun-Times building in Chicago. The name plate deserves a middle finger salute. I used the pictorialist lens to throw the background entirely out of focus, making the blight a bit more tolerable with the first letter further obscured. The lens is a Cooke Rapid View from the 1880s, taken with the Gibelline ACN45 4×5 camera on HP5+ film. I love the rendering of this lens. Here’s a shot of the bridge with the same lens. A slight swing to […]