Anyone out there?

I have been writing this blog for a number of years and the number of comments has, on the whole, been rather low. It could be that my blog posts are singularly dull and uninteresting to anyone who happens to read them, or it could be that it is not very easy to see how to comment. I don’t have a ‘follow’ button because this is an old version of wordpress, and as it is privately hosted (by my web designer), I have been informed that it can’t easily be updated. I might go to the trouble of moving it all over to Blogger, but I need to know if I actually have a readership which would make that worthwhile.

So I would be very grateful if anyone reading this could take the time to let me know if is actually being read. At the bottom of each post, hidden in the small print, is a bit asking if you would like to comment. Please give it a go and let me know if anyone is out there,…

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29 Comments

  1. Posted 19/02/2014 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Hello Sandy,
    I do read your blog and have for several years. It’s on RSS and I view everything you publish.

    Some of it is too extreme for me, especially since my Ebony 45SU was sold and this year I needed to dissemble my darkroom, sold my DV 504 and sink, to recover the room as I prepared my house for the market. That seems to have failed, but I’ve almost decided to sell all my darkroom stuff.

    So, if that’s any comfort to you, I’m glad to oblige.

    Gary

  2. Posted 19/02/2014 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    Hi Andrew,

    Funny, I was just thinking about you the other day. I had gotten your book down off of the shelf (again) – Home Photography – to go through for some ideas (again) and got to thinking about how you are and what you might be doing these days. Now I know. I may not be the kind of person you are looking for to read your blog, even though I do, as I shoot only digital but coming from an analog background I do like reading about the process. Not to mention the results. Sometimes I like trying to create, in my digital darkroom, the kind of look that you create through your darkroom process. Haven’t been successful but I’ve been close a couple of times. Below is a link to a sample. Anyway I would be one of, I hope will be, many to follow your new blog. So, take care. Good to hear you are still in the game, and I look forward to seeing more of your posts, photos and how you achieved the final image…

    Your American Friend,
    Glenn
    http://www.riffspics.com/2013/12/a-hazy-shade-of-winter.html

  3. Posted 19/02/2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Love the blog. A ruby in the desert of photography

  4. Rick
    Posted 20/02/2014 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    Hi Andrew,

    Yes! Here and enjoying your site. I shoot 35 mm to 8 x 20 ULF. Keep at it.

    Rick

  5. Dave Burrows
    Posted 20/02/2014 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    Hi Andrew how are you doing even though I shoot digital I still like to read about the traditional processes and always read your articles
    Thanks Dave

  6. James
    Posted 20/02/2014 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    I returned to photography and my film camera about a years ago. I’m enjoying the experience enormously. I started by picking up my old Pentax S1a again, then 120 for the first time, and now 5×4. Printing of all types is on the agenda too.

    Yours is one of a handful of blogs that I follow with content of interest to an analogue type like me. You are reaching someone even if I’m not too talkative :-)

  7. Oscar
    Posted 20/02/2014 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Found my way here fairly recently, I really like your work here. Keep it up if possible, and remember that 1 visitor in a 1000 comments :)

  8. Dave Burrows
    Posted 20/02/2014 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Hi Andrew
    Just had another look at your book Home reminds me of what I would like to do
    Cheers mate Dave u taught me a lot

  9. Richard
    Posted 21/02/2014 at 1:39 am | Permalink

    Mr Sanderson

    Definitely read the blog and also been reading the AP articles and even the Black and White Photography ones that I still have. Given the constraints that I have your images taken within your locality still life or otherwise are food for thought….

  10. Posted 21/02/2014 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Hello Andrew,
    Add my vote – you have interesting posts, all be it with long (ish) gaps between.
    I do enjoy reading them and it would be a loss if you stopped.

    David.

  11. Posted 21/02/2014 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Andrew,
    Greetings from the New World.
    For a few years now I am a dedicated reader of your blog. In fact, when I found it, I went to the archives and read everything you have written from 2009 onward.
    My only wish is that you would do it more often. Sometimes several months pass between the posts, and you have so much to share!
    Please do not stop.

    Thank you,
    Alex.

  12. Mofotoman
    Posted 22/02/2014 at 3:49 am | Permalink

    Keep on writing and people will keep on reading.

  13. Posted 23/02/2014 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Yes, please keep posting Andrew. I enjoy reading your blog and I’m very inspired by your photography.
    Through your blog I’ve also found my way to Boxes & Bellows and The Online Darkroom.
    Cheers,
    David.

  14. Andrew
    Posted 24/02/2014 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Hi Andrew,

    Yes, I check your blog every few days, and read all that you post. (I also have and am inspired by most of your books!)

    Andrew (another one)

  15. Keith
    Posted 28/02/2014 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    It has nothing to do with your articles being dull or uninteresting, far from it.

    I think that if you visited the main analogue forums more frequently such as apug and fadu, you could post a link there to your latest articles and encourage some feedback about them.

    A wider audience is what you need.

    Warmest regards,

    Keith.

  16. Michael Stevens
    Posted 28/02/2014 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Hi Andrew,

    I’ve been following your site for a couple of years and check back every week or so for new content.

  17. Posted 01/03/2014 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Andrew,I did a 2 day workshop with you a few years ago on starting large format . I catch up with your site regularly. I mix digital,54 and pinhole as my hobby and would count you a major influence. please keep up the column.

  18. Kenny Wood
    Posted 08/03/2014 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    Hi Andrew, I’ve been following your blog for sometime now, it’s very informative and enjoyable to read! It’s great to read something about film photography in the seemingly endless sea of digital on the web and in print. Certainly it would be better if the ‘Leave a comment’ link was more obvious. Perhaps we’re all a wee bit shy that’s all:)

  19. Crissi
    Posted 10/03/2014 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    I stumbled upon your blog a few months ago, and after several months of not shooting anything at all, reading about your work sparked a bit of creativity in me and got the wheels turning again. I’ve since made a point to spend at least a little bit of time each week working on something photo related. I thank you and your blog for that. I would be a little sad if there was nothing more to read about, so I say keep it up!

  20. Chris
    Posted 13/03/2014 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Yes I read your blog. One of the few that I do. You have fans out here. Thanks for taking the time to post your blog.

  21. Clive Vincent
    Posted 14/03/2014 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Hi Andrew, just want to say that I’m out here and I do read and enjoy your blog having only discovered it a couple of weeks ago. Very interesting articles and very informative. I too am a diehard analouge photographer of 35years with no interest in digital, I work in 35mm,6×6,6×7 and x-pan. Will spread word of your site among my handful of fellow photo friends. Keep up the good work, you are appreciated!

  22. Aidan Abernethy
    Posted 21/03/2014 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    I really appreciate that you share your considerable knowledge with such generousity. My own work has been on hold for a while but the energy and ideas of people like you really helps me to stay in touch with a creative world I value enormously. Thank you, Aidan

  23. David Anderson
    Posted 21/03/2014 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Hi,

    I just discovered your blog and I read it via Feedly. I haven’t gone back through your archives but plan to soon.

    Best,
    David

  24. Matt Chappell
    Posted 03/04/2014 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    Hello Andrew,

    I discovered you and your work at college whilst doing a project on night photography (several years back!) and have followed you ever since. Your night photography book is a regular read and you’ve been the biggest inspiration in setting up a home darkroom. Keep up the great work!

    All the best,
    Matt

  25. Posted 26/04/2014 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    Dear mr sanderson, yes we are out here reading your blog ,books and all the info you provide us with. Your work has inspired me to go back to film only and drag my old darkroom stuff out of the loft ,and have a proper go photography again. Many thanks wayne

  26. Paul
    Posted 29/04/2014 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Hi Andrew,
    I am in Australia and really enjoy your blogs as I have never fully left analog photography, and am in the process of getting back into it seriously. I have enjoyed your books over the years and have used them to inspire my photography students in the past. I have recently retired and now concentrating on my own work. Needless to say I have found your work and ideas thought-provoking, and have given many of your techniques a try over the years. Keep up the great work, and all the best in your future endeavours.
    Paul

  27. Frank
    Posted 15/06/2014 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    Regarding the question of readership… I can assure you I’m reading it. Because I no longer have access to a real darkroom, I’ve been reviewing other options to keep my large format cameras operating. I tried blueprint paper but it won’t work. I’m over 50 and the exposure times are so long [f4.5 @ 1.5hrs in bright desert light], I could keel over dead before completing a portfolio. So, I’m turning to paper negatives. I like your work in this area and look forward to trying it out. Not only is it cheap, it makes beautiful images as well. As an additional incentive, at Iso 6 it is blazingly fast-compared to Diazo paper anyway. So, keep up the good work, and I’ll keep reading….
    -Frank

  28. René Sterental
    Posted 21/06/2014 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    I just discovered your blog and enjoy it very much. I just went back to film after 25+ years plus the last 5 of just exploring digital.

  29. Posted 17/07/2014 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I just started to follow your blog via Bloglovin and I will also start to read older post. I’, started photoing 2009 and moved to film about one and half year ago. And this nice road I will be.

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