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About John Crane

John B. Crane is a photographer, animator and writer living and working in Fort Collins, Colorado. He may be found roaming the Rocky Mountain West in his Subaru, old film cameras in hand, refocusing his eyes, enjoying the solitude and beauty the West has to offer. To view a complete catalog of images please visit http://www.johnbcrane.com.
"... a photographer wants form, an unarguably right relationship of shapes, a visual stability in which all components are equally important. The photographer hopes, in brief, to discover a tension so exact that it is peace." - Robert Adams

South St. Vrain River, Allenspark, Colorado

By |July 10th, 2019|Black and White|

Because I just put up a DONATE button I figured I should post new content to go along with it. Folks, I wish I could support myself wandering around making photographs with the F6 then blogging about it all. But, for now the F6 Project is just for fun. So here's something I put together recently. This is an exact [...]

When You’re Really Trying…

By |October 6th, 2018|Color Photography, Destinations, Road Trippin', Slide Film|

Sunset, Badlands National Park, South Dakota (2018) OK, so maybe I jumped the gun a little. Maybe I still do have something to say regarding the F6. Allow me to explain. Over the past several years I've enjoyed shooting with a variety of cameras, including all the Nikon single-digits F-series, as well as a few medium format Mamiyas. Anyone [...]

Clouds, Mountains, Snow and Ilford PanF50 Plus

By |June 22nd, 2018|Black and White, Film Emulsions, Film Processing|

Lava Cliffs Triptych, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Photographed with the venerable Nikkor 180mm ƒ2.8 AI-S prime lens. Not long ago I decided to spend some focused time shooting Ilford's PanF 50 Plus. In an effort to minimize variables the decision was made to focus on 35mm using the trusted and favored F6. The F6's venerable meter virtually [...]