Author name: Bill Brown

Bill Brown has been a retoucher and freelance professional artist in Dallas, Texas since 1976 and an avid film shooter since 1978. Besides creating original pencil works on paper he also stays busy in the Dallas photo community as a digital darkroom and photo restoration specialist.

5 Frames with a Contax G2, Zeiss Biogon 2.8 / 21 and Portra 160 – Images of a Monster – By Bill Brown — by William Brown

I was driving back to my home in a suburb of north Ft. Worth, Texas when I spotted a monster. I’ve never had the opportunity to be this close to such a creature but I didn’t want to let this opportunity get past me. I was returning from a failed photo hunt at sunrise in Dallas, Texas. The weather was so overcast the skyline was barely visible but I managed to get a shot off of a beaver swimming by me. I was packing a big gun, a Noblex Pro 6/150U. After taking a few token shots I decided I was just wasting ammo so I packed up and headed back home.

The Honeymooners – October 1983 – By William Brown

Welcome to my time-travelogue. The event will be my honeymoon with my beautiful bride Marie. Now, this isn’t your everyday honeymoon story but our travelogue documenting our trip to Washington D.C. from Dallas, Texas… on a motorcycle of all things!

The title shot was taken by my mentor, and friend Jim Law. When Jim learned of our upcoming marriage he volunteered to photograph our wedding. I will always be indebted to this man.

The next day we loaded up the motorcycle, a Honda Aspencade, and our trailer. Yes, we would be pulling a trailer. I had attached a luggage rack to the lid and this is where the chaise lounger would reside. Why would we need a chaise lounger? Well, my bride already knew that she would need a place to read and nap whilst her hubby was shooting photos. My camera kit consisted of a Canon A-1 plus various Canon lenses. My film stock, probably my all-time favorite, Kodachrome 64!

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