My Mom’s Quilts

When my mother died in May 2020, she left behind close to a hundred quilted pieces. These range in size from small coasters and potholders to full sized bedspreads. I wanted a lasting record of her creativity and have begun digitally photographing them in my studio starting with the smallest pieces and working my way up. It’s a long term project. Here is the first (front and back) of many more to come.

4x5 Studio Day

This picture was made with an Ebony 4x5 and 150mm lens (unfortunately my longest lens for the 4x5) at f8, 250s, using Ilford HP5 Plus 400 film. Key light was a Paul Buff Einstein shot through a 24” beauty dish with an Alien Bees serving as a backlight on the seamless (I can’t say the backlight worked perfectly). The negative was scanned with an Epson V850 running SilverFast 8 and post processed with Photoshop and NIK Silver Efex Pro2.

Palm Sunday 2020

Palm Sunday, 2020. This photographs was made with Kodak Tri-X 120 and a Mamiya 7ii. St. John church on Main Street, Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Arrival of a Pandemic

Photographing during a pandemic. This image was made on the evening of March 11th at Cornfield Point in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, using Kodak Portra 400 film, metered at 200 ISO, with an Ebony RW45 4x5 camera and Rodenstock 90mm lens.

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