Thanks to all of you who wished me "happy birthday" here and on facebook; I can't respond individually and am a bit overwhelmed. If you're keeping track, I'll be 50 next year. So far, the wheels are on tight and straight and everything still seems to roll.
For any of you who are interested in the occasional leather-craft projects, bare plate ambrotypes, or boxed ambrotypes that I list on Ebay, you can now get email notifications by sending a message to[link]
I plan to list another plate soon and after that I hope to be doing a short run of boxed ambrotypes.
I'm doing a lot of travelling the last few and next couple weeks, which is why I haven't been updating my gallery very often. Generally when I go into a travel-spurt I put my head down and just plow through it; I no longer post-work images on my laptop because I can no longer post-work without my art tablet.
Next week I'm going to Chernobyl, which should be pretty darned cool if everything goes OK. I'll bring back lots of pictures. I am not
going to dress up in zombie make-up and jump out and scare the other photographers to death. Because I'd hate it if someone did that to me.