about

My name is Chuck Baker and I make images with light. I use many different tools and techniques including analog and digital cameras along with new and historic processes. Sometimes there’s a mixture of digital technologies with very old darkroom techniques and sometimes there’s homemade emulsions and plates married to digital output…I don’t discriminate.

Though working as a professional product photographer and webmaster continues, personal expression through imaging is thought consuming.


Upcoming Exhibitions

June 10 to July 05, 2017 | Juried Group | 8th Annual Plastic Fantastic Show at LightBox Photographic Gallery | Astoria, Oregon

January 27 & 28, 2018 | 4 Nijmeegse Photographers | Kerkje van Persingen | Persingen, The Netherlands

June 15 & 16, 2019 | Together with Pien Versteegh | Kerkje van Persingen | Persingen, The Netherlands


Current Exhibitions

May 12 to July 09, 2017 | Juried Group | “the imperfect lens” at A Smith Gallery | Johnson City, Texas

March 18 to June 2, 2017 | Group | Ontmoetingskerk | Nijmegen, The Netherlands


Exhibitions

2017 | Juried Group | 10th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show at RayKo | San Fransisco, CA
2017 | Juried Group | 2017 International Krappy Kamera® Competition at SoHo Photo Gallery | New York, NY
2017 | Together with Pien Versteegh | Kerkje van Persingen | Persingen, The Netherlands
2016-17 | Juried Group | fishing for iconography 2 | An Art in Public Project | by A Smith Gallery | Johnson City, Texas
2016 | Juried Group | Somerville Toy Camera Festival at Brickbottom Gallery | Somerville, MA
2016 | Juried Group | 20 Artists at Museum het Valkhof | Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2016 | Juried Group | 12x Nijmegen in beeld at Gallery Magazijn | Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2016 | Juried Group | 7th Annual Plastic Fantastic Show at LightBox Photographic Gallery | Astoria, Oregon
2016 | Juried Group | 8th Annual Curious Camera Event 2016 at ArtsEye Gallery | Tucson, Arizona | Honorable Mention
2016 | Solo | “Hiding in Light” at Kerkje van Persingen | Persingen, The Netherlands
2015-16 | Juried Group | “Alternative Cameras: Pinholes to Plastic” at PhotoPlace Gallery | Middlebury, Vermont
2015 | Juried Group | Somerville Toy Camera Festival at Nave Annex Gallery | Somerville, MA
2015 | Juried Group | 5th Annual Holga Out of the Box International at TCC Photo Gallery | Longview, TX | Honorable Mention
2015 | Juried Group | 6th Annual Plastic Fantastic Show at LightBox Photographic Gallery | Astoria, Oregon
2015 | Juried Group | “Monochrome” at Blank Wall Gallery | Athens, Greece
2015 | Juried Group | 7th Annual Curious Camera Event 2015 at ArtsEye Gallery | Tucson, Arizona | 2 Honorable Mentions
2015 | Juried Group | “Windows, Mirrors and Doors” at PhotoPlace Gallery | Middlebury, Vermont
2014 | Juried Group | 4th Annual Holga Out of the Box International at TCC Photo Gallery | Longview, TX | Honorable Mention
2014 | Juried Group | Somerville Toy Camera Festival at Nave Annex Gallery | Somerville, MA
1995 | Group | Habitat Gallery | Belmont, MA
1994 | Juried Group | Griffin Museum of Photography | Winchester, MA | Best Of Show Landscape
1993 | Juried Group | Griffin Museum of Photography | Winchester, MA
1993 | Solo | Habitat Gallery | Belmont, MA
1993 | Solo | Powers Music School | Belmont, MA
1992 | Solo | Belmont Public Library | Belmont, MA
1990 | Group | Habitat Gallery | Belmont, MA
1989 | Group | Habitat Gallery | Belmont, MA
1988 | Group | Habitat Gallery | Belmont, MA
1988 | Solo | Belmont Public Library | Belmont, MA


Interests

I own and maintain The Brownie Camera Page, which has been a labor of love since 1994. It is my contribution to keeping this information alive and well for anyone seeking it out. Through this website I have met many wonderful people…some looking up information about a Brownie that was handed down to them…some photographers, like myself, who use these and other old cameras…and some people who are collectors.
This has now migrated to social media where I enjoy being referred to as TheBrownieCameraGuy!


Articles and News
2016 – Special Issue of Square Magazine
2015 – Podcast Interview with Thought Mixing Bowl
2015 – Regular contributor to Thought Mixing Bowl
2014 – Regular contributor to Thought Mixing Bowl
2014 – Article on PetaPixel about a homemade camera
2014 – Article on The Phoblographer about a homemade camera
2000 – ABC News segment about the 100th anniversary of the Brownie Camera
2000 – Article in the Dallas Times about the 100th anniversary of the Brownie Camera


Clients

Johnson String Instrument – US
Psychologiepraktijk den Hollander – NL
Toko Palee – NL
Mooradian Music Bag Company – US
Sky Publishing – US
Connell Publishing – US
Taste For Life Magazine – US
Practical Windows Magazine – US
Cobblestone Publishing – US
Odyssey Magazine – US


Workshops

I offer one-on-one workshops using analog, digital or a mixture of techniques. I can teach you proper darkroom techniques in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. If you don’t have a film camera it’s no problem, I’ll loan you a camera with film. Expand your photography experience or simply learn something new while having a lot of fun.


Analog Services

I also offer high-quality B&W film processing, scanning and print services. Contact me for details.