In 2009 – a year after purchasing the finest 35mm film camera ever made I decided to establish a web site dedicated to the ultimate culmination of Nikon’s formidable expertise in 35mm film cameras, the Nikon F6.
Given the complexity, significance and longevity of the camera the site was initially envisioned as a platform with which to describe in great detail how to use some of the deeper features for those who wished to explore such things, and to showcase some of the work (mine and other artists) created with the camera.
Over the past 10 years I’ve spent considerable time writing about my use of the camera. As features were discussed, things became a little redundant and the site became more of a repository of potential user data than an outlet for new information. Over time The F6 Project branched out to discuss broader topics, like film photography in general, events in the industry, etc. Eventually I ran out of things to say specific to the camera and the desire to write about other topics related to creative photography won the battle for time. In October 0f 2018 the decision was made to cease populating the F6 Project with new content.
Meanwhile, other creative efforts like Blue Hour Journal, not specific to a single device or topic suffered from natural time constraints. Not wishing to narrow my limited time to write about photography to simply technical aspects, and given the fact I actually use many different cameras – but at the same time not wanting to eliminate the content generated since 2009… what to do?
I’ve decided to roll the content from the F6 Project into this new section of Blue Hour Journal.
If you’ve found this page upon searching for The F6 Project, welcome. Over the the next several months I’ll be moving the content from the F6 Project into Blue Hour Journal where it’ll then live securely for anyone interested in this wonderful piece of photographic engineering and history.
John B. Crane