June 18, 2017

Reclining in the Desert

This image was taken on a Silvermax a medium speed (ISO 100) film that when developed in the developer designed for it(Silvermax Developer) gives an extremely broad dynamic range. The film was developed for 11 minutes with normal agitation (for me that’s initially 30 seconds then 3 inversions every 2 minutes)

This image was taken a few miles of south on Moab, UT a short distance from the road.

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June 14, 2018

Torso

The idea behind this image was to show some hardness (distinctive musculature) as well as some softness. I also carefully  balances negative space.

This image was taken with a homemade pinhole camera. This image was taken with a homemade pinhole cameraThis image was taken on 120 film Iso 100 film using an IE of 100 and developed in coffee (Cafernol) for 15 minutes.

One light were used, and it was placed to the left of the frame. The contrast and exposure was adjusted and the image was cropped using Lightroom.

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May 16, 2018…Day 1712

Dancing in the Dark

 

This image was shot on ISO 400 (Tri=X) using an EI of 800. The film was and developed in a compensating developer (Rodinal) to help with a very high contrast situation,

One light was used, it was placed to the right of the frame and slightly to the side of the model.

The contrast and exposure was adjusted and the image was cropped Lightroom’.

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April 30, 2018

Pinhole Nude on a Box

I wanted to create an image of a compressed nude in order to have many of the natural lines of the model crisscross.

This was shot with a medium speed film (Superpan 200) and shot with an EI of 400. The film was developed in a compensating developer (Rodinal) diluted to 1+50 and developed for 18.5 minutes. I agitated for30 seconds initially then three inversions every minute. The image was taken with a 20mm lens so the image was extremely small compared to size of the film, I did this to exaggerate the natural grain of the film..

One light was used, it was placed to the right of the frame and slightly to the side of the model.

The contrast and exposure was adjusted and the image was cropped using Lightroom.

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April 28, 2018

Ireland; Rural Road

One of the most intriguing things about traveling around Ireland were the quaint sights.

This image was taken from a small portion of a negative. The film was over exposed with X-rays at the airport but I was able to save portions of some images.

This image was taken on a Tri-X (ISO 400 with an EI of 800). The film was developed in Pyrocat HC a staining developer for 15 minutes diluted 1+1+100. I agitate this developer initially for 30 seconds then 3 inversions every 1 minute. The Pyrocat HC prints better (wet darkroom) for variable contrast paper than other Pyro developers because of the tint of the stain. This developer also creates negatives that scans extremely well.

The contrast and exposure were adjusted and the image was cropped in Lightroom .

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April 21, 2018

Nude; Sitting

This image was taken with a Fomapan 400 an Iso 400 film shot with a EI 800. The film was developed in Caffernol a ad hoc developer (using coffee as the primary developing agent) that  seems to increase the film speed by a full stop. If you’re intrested in using caffernol and I’ll give you the formula and some insights on using caffernol.

One light was used, it was placed to the right of the frame and slightly to the side of the model.

The contrast and exposure was adjusted and the image was cropped using Lightroom.

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April 16, 201

 

Torso From the Rear

This image is from the same shot as the image from April 11th. I had a similar idea in mind when I shot this image. I wanted it to be less recognizable as a person but not unrecognizable.

This image was taken on Efke KB 100 an Iso 100 film using an IE of 100 and developed in a moderately dilute Rodinal a compensating developer diluted 1+50 for 13 minutes with moderate agitation. I used Rodinal because of it’s compensating effect to help control the contrast. I added some grain to even out the skin.

Two lights were used, one was placed on either side of the frame about even with the model.

The contrast and exposure was adjusted and the image was cropped using Lightroom.

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