I’m Jim Grey, a photographer and writer in Indianapolis.
We have fun here talking about old cameras and photography. But because I’m a philosopher at heart, I’m always relating these things to living an interesting life.
I’ve learned a lot about that and love to share, but I’m also still and 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 my work?
I almost always say yes to people who want to reuse what I publish at Down the Road, http://blog.jimgrey.net, for nonprofit reasons. I often say yes to for-profit reuse, too, if you ask first.
My writing is copyright 2007-2017 Jim Grey, unless otherwise noted. Please always ask my permission before you reuse any of my writing. You can use the contact form above to reach me.
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. For any other use, contact me first for permission. I often say yes.
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.
12 February 2017