I’m Jim Grey, a photographer and writer in Indianapolis.
We have fun here talking about old cameras and photography. Because you might not love old cameras like I do, I put my photographs out front because who doesn’t like to look at a pretty picture? And I tell stories along the way — about the places I go and the things I see, and even about my life — because I love to read the same from others and I think you will too.
I’m eternally a student, a beginner. The comments after my posts often teach me things. Maybe you have something to offer the conversation. I hope you’ll stick around and find out.
I’m a lifeloong Hoosier, remarried, seven children among us, nearly empty nested. I’ve collected film cameras and made photographs since I was 8. I’ve been writing since I was 12. I love old buildings, old roads and bridges, and old cars; you’ll find photos of them all over this blog.
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Do you want to contact me?
I enjoy hearing from you, especially when you comment on something I wrote or photographed. If you want to reach me directly, here’s a handy contact form. Your message will come straight to my e-mail inbox. I’ll respond to the e-mail address you type into the form. (Please note: I don’t respond to blind requests to do guest posts or promote products.)
Do you want to republish a post from this blog?
The answer’s going to be no. But I’d be happy to talk with you about creating original work for your site. Use the contact form above to reach out.
If you want me to create work for a profit-making company, I expect to be paid.
The writing on this site, Down the Road, blog.jimgrey.net, is copyright 2007-2017 Jim Grey.
Do you want to republish one of my photographs?
My photographs are subject to the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license (unless otherwise noted), which means that you are free to use them in your noncommercial (non-profit) works if you don’t change them and if you credit me (Jim Grey) and link back to the photo (98% of which are stored on Flickr; click any photo to see it there). You don’t need to ask my permission.
Otherwise, I expect to be paid for use of my photographs. Contact me via the contact form above for more information.
Did you find your image on my blog?
Once in a while I use someone else’s image. I try to attribute those images properly and get permission when I think I should, but sometimes I get it wrong. If I’ve used one of your images against your wishes, contact me and I’ll credit you or remove the image, as you direct.
Thanks to crashing waves of spam, I’ve closed comments on this page.
3 July 2017