The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California, is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition
Another day shooting with the Ritter 7x17
Lilla P. Holiday | Resort video look book
Sleigh riding at Clove Lakes Park
Ran into Buster over the weekend and I just happened to have the 8x10 handy (as if an 8x10 camera is a handy carry along item). The light was nice and he allowed me to get off two frames.
Left the house at 4:45 Am to get a shot of the Seaside Heights, NJ roller coaster that was washed into the ocean during hurricane Sandy. We finally made it to the beach around 7:30 Am with the help of the Seaside PD. My friend shot this of me as I tried to stay dry as the surf rolled in.
The 184’ tanker John B. Caddell washed ashore during Hurricane Sandy
This past fall I decided to take a giant leap backwards into photography’s past. This could only be accomplished by shooting film, but what size? 35mm was too much like shooting with today’s digital cameras. So would it be 6x6 or 4”x5”. I decided on 4”x5” it was a thoughtful process, look, compose, focus, repeat, load film and shoot! It was just what I was looking for…until I got out of the darkroom with my fresh batch of color negs. I sat down and started to scan, wait I am still shooting digital in a way. The idea was to get away from pixels and go old school. Next step set off to build a dark room for silver printing.
As I searched around for cheap enlargers (there are a lot to be had) I starred thinking about a platinum print I saw a few years ago. It was beautiful, it had amazing tones and a look that no giclée or silver print could match. That’s what I wanted! platinum prints are contact prints so my 4”x5” neg would yield a 4”x5” print, I wanted bigger.
A month of research and hunting around on ebay brought me to banquet cameras that shoot 5”x12”, 7”x17” or 10”x20”. I settled on a 7”x17” camera made by Richard Ritter.
Above is my first shot taken near Beavertail Light in RI.
The Small Truths project I have been working on with Sarah Yuster is starting to get some press! Here we are on NY1 Noticias.