Al L.


Cotati, CA
Hometown: Cotati, CA

Member since:

December 24, 2013

How do you describe your level of photography experience? (examples: professional, amateur, enthusiast or never opened a shutter

I'd call myself a semi-pro. I have about 30 years shooting, all film, and have done well in galleries, shows, and publications.

Why do you shoot? (Examples: Income, fun, art or love)

I shoot for the joy of photographing; the camaraderie of fellow photographers; the magic of an image appearing in the developer tray; and the wonder of discovering old and alternate processes.

What do your shoot? (Examples: Travel, family/pets, models/fashion, flowers)

I spent the last decades of the 20th century photographing mostly color macro. When the digital revolution killed that market, I went back to B&W. I like to shoot old things--buildings, machines, people. I'm deeply into alt porocess--albumen, VDB, etc.

Do you have a website? It's in dire need of revision with current work.

What do you want out of this group?

I'd love to meet and work with fellow photographers in Sonoma County. And if there's anyone who's not gone totally digital, I'd love to share my darkroom.


I'm a retired engineer who likes to tinker. I'm a film photographer, shooting 4x5 and MF. I have what may be the best private darkroom in these parts, for both silver gelatin & alt process.

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