It has been a week of pure madness. A madness that I have been enjoying very much. You know this had to go further than just testing on still life, right? Advertisements
Summer is coming to an end and I had made myself a promise. Before this summer is to end, I will have photographed at least one person outdoors using my large format camera. This is not a comparison or debate but there is no Photoshop, filters or actions used in this process which means there is a lot of love that goes into every step. So what does it mean when someone says large format? Here is a video […]
“SOLA” – By oneself; alone. Used as a stage direction to a female character. A beginning of a new and ongoing project. A project that developed unconsciously from a creative idea I had started to structure in 2014. Today it has become more personal than ever. From observer to participant, giving voice, ( in an unexpected manner), to what had remained a mystery for a very long time.
Last Saturday I had planned to go out on the road to return to some locations that I felt would fit some creative ideas I have been dying to put together. Unfortunately, the weather was terrible so I had to cancel out on that idea. Instead of sulking on the couch I decided to head into the darkroom to make some prints. This print is from a series I did with Peter Grogono, who is really cool and down to […]
Just a friendly reminder that I will be hosting a pinhole portrait photography workshop that will be a focus on creating unique and one of a kind creative self portraits. This will not be your typical workshop. You will find balance with light and time while creating your own personal portraits. There will be no time spent on building cameras which will give us more time to focus on the possibilities that are endless with pinhole photography. In order for […]
In the month of March 2017, I had posted a video of portrait photographer Luis Plácido López Caballero which showed him going through his whole creative process from start to finish when he photographs a portrait using a large format camera. Whenever I view this presentation, it makes me want to do just the same. I invite you to take a look at his website. So here I am six months later taking in that inspiration and putting it in […]
When you’re looking for one thing, you find something else. Found a cardboard tube in a corner of my closet. Not sure what I was keeping it for, maybe I will find out once I start-up on something else, ( isn’t it always like that?). Since I was already in the grove of building, I decided to put it to good use. I think if I am to do this over again, I would make sure that the shaft is […]
In a previous post, I had mentioned that the camera I had built had a light leak and I was debating whether I should fix it or not. Sometimes light leaks can add a nice affect to images but after doing a few more tests I decided to fix it after all. I realized that I did not want every image to have this same type of effect and for this type of effect to be all in the same area of […]