I’m Jim Grey. I’ve collected film cameras since I was 8. I’ve been writing since I was 12. I’ve made photographs seriously only since I was 40, but I’ve made up well for lost time.
We have fun here talking about old cameras and photography, both film and digital.
But you might not love gear like I do, so I put my photographs out front. After all, who doesn’t like to look at a pretty picture?
I also tell stories along the way — about the places I go and the things I see, and about my life — because I love to read the same from others and I think you will too. I love old buildings, old roads, old bridges, and old cars; you’ll find photos and stories of them all over this blog.
The comments you leave after each post often teach me things. So I hope you’ll take a minute to tell me your thoughts!
I’m a lifeloong Hoosier, married, seven children between us, nearly empty nested.
Other ways to find me online
You can follow me on Flickr here and on Instagram here. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter too, but I mostly only share my blog posts. (I accept Facebook friend requests only from people I know, but most of my posts are visible to anyone.)
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 participate in projects, write guest posts, or promote products.)
Do you want to republish a post from this blog?
Sorry, 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 2007-2018 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 (the vast majority 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.
2 May 2018