Morning light. It was unseasonably warm one winter morning, so I took the 4x5 to the town beach, approximately two miles away from where I live. 

Jill with a Toaster

A little late in posting this. This picture was digitally made back in June (2020). The picture popping out of the toaster is a photocopy of print. That photograph was made with my 4x5 and can be found in the People and Places menu group, and in my book, People and Places I Know (see Store). In this picture, Jill is holding a broadsheet newspaper I published with a picture of snake on the cover. The snake photo was made with a medium format camera. The toaster is on display in my studio.

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.

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