I have a camera. I use it to make photographs. That’s what I call it, making a photograph, I don’t take anything. It’s still there, it’s not gone, the camera doesn’t take anything. Cameras make things, a camera is a hammer, a shovel, a tool.
I shoot on film and I develop that film. Sometimes, I use that film to make prints. If I make a print, I do it with photographic paper, then develop the paper. I only make prints in black and white. I do not have a color enlarger.
I have a pen, and a paintbrush, and paper, and paints. I use those to make drawings and paintings.
I have a Zoom H2N portable digital audio recorder. I use that to make recordings with the help of other people who have written or read things.
I have a cellular phone that runs android and an OLPC XO-4 that runs Fedora. I use those to make this website.
I don’t do this professionally, or, this isn’t anything I get paid for. I don’t consider myself a photographer, or a painter, in the same way I might make dinner and don’t consider myself a cook. You can make use of anything I put up here. I wouldn’t put it up if I didn’t want people to do as they please with it. I like to make photographs, I find it helpful.
Sometimes I remember things that didn’t happen, see things that aren’t there, photography helps with that. Photography slows things down, photographs mean not having to trust the memory or the eye. It’s more useful than you might think.