Friday, May 18, 2012


After some deliberation, I have decided to put this blog to rest.

I don't really have a lot to say, well at least for the entire world to read...not that many people viewed this blog to begin with... I am just a man of few words, and am starting to really come to terms with keeping my life private.

This blog will stay up, as long as it remains free to do so...but posting will come to an end.

I have created a tumblr to post daily photographs and musical inspirations to...which you can follow either through my website: ( - Daily) or directly through tumblr (

Also if you would like to keep in touch, send me a postcard... (if you put your own address on it you may get something special in return)

Manuel Dominguez Jr.
1334 E. Passyunk Ave. #2
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Thank you.

Monday, April 23, 2012


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Flattening prints.

I am currently on the look out for a used smallish dry mount press to flatten my prints with.
Until I find one, I will have to resort to this method:

Monday, April 16, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

The biggest danger.

"The biggest dangers are those you accept when you commit yourself to anything: that it won’t work out, that you were wrong or deluded or just not up to the task. That kind of disappointment can be soul-crushing; it can change a person into someone they themselves don’t like, if they’re still even capable of seeing themselves clearly. The biggest challenge is to resist turning the hurt inward and creating permanent damage to your character, or turning it outward, creating harm to others. The biggest danger is that you won’t resist and thereby become a smaller person than you might have been." - Frank Gohlke

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Test Print.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Constant Observer.

My good friend Megan Thomas-Melly asked me to do an interview a few weeks ago. She asked some really awesome questions and it was a fun time (and by fun i mean nerve-wracking) putting together some halfway intelligble answers for her. If you have a minute or two to spare you should check it out here at the Revolver Blog:

And I suggest following her and that blog because she is a GREAT writer!

Oh and this is a photo I took of her way back when...

Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Ansel.

"I was at a loss with the subject luminance values, and I confess I was thinking about bracketing several exposures, when I suddenly realized that I knew the luminance of the moon – 250 c/ft2. Using the Exposure Formula, I placed this luminance on Zone VII; 60 c/ft2 therefore fell on Zone V, and the exposure with the filter factor o 3x was about 1 second at f/32 with ASA 64 film. I had no idea what the value of the foreground was, but I hoped it barely fell within the exposure scale. Not wanting to take chances, I indicated a water-bath development for the negative.

Realizing as I released the shutter that I had an unusual photograph which deserved a duplicate negative, I swiftly reversed the film holder, but as I pulled the darkslide the sunlight passed from the white crosses; I was a few seconds too late!" - Ansel Adams