I’ve been a bit quiet recently mostly due to the time of year but also because I’ve been busy. Here’s a brief heads up to the themes and topics I have in mind over the coming months.
Colour Paper Negatives
I recently bought some Fuji Crystal paper normally used for printing colour negatives but I bought it with the sole intention of cutting the 8×10 paper to 5×4 sheets to photograph in one of my 5×4 cameras. It’s been an exciting journey and I may have it cracked.
Portrait Project/Ultra Large Format
This started to stall near the end of the year but it stalled at a good point so a few odds and ends about that to come. The image is a very tight crop of a photo Iain Kendall kindly made of me.
I was batting about this tag before the Christmas break #MakePrints, since then Calor_Gas_Terry chipped in with a better one, #BelieveInPrints. Making prints of your photos is very important regardless if it’s digital or darkroom. More on this coming soon.
Ultra Large Format Goes Larger
>Image on Lens Arrival<
Although my 500mm Carl Zeiss Jena has great coverage it drops off giving photos of subjects further than 2m-3m away a massive bowl of vignette pasta splatted over their head. I will soon be welcoming a Rodenstock lens with 24×24 coverage. Lots more on this to come including the inevitably hilarious how to get it tacked onto the homemade camera drama.
When reading Sleeping Beauty to my daughter the other night I spent a portion of my time eyeing up how the book was bound. This compounded my interest late last year in making my own photobooks with original ‘artist prints’. This is a slow burner but it’s on the menu.
This is in reference to all the random little things I’ll be doing alongside these ‘projects’, things like; street photography; urban nightmare, still very well alive; urban landscape photos; Abandoned Edinburgh, now that’s a winner; TV jitters/glitches; and abstract flash experiments.
One or two things to keep me occupied and interested in visual imagery/communication.
What are you up to, what are your plans for the new year?
Let me know.