For many years now, my camera work has been solely devoted to making images in support of magazine articles and books. So I have not been taking any personal imagery for some time. Still, I though it might be of interest to see some of the personal work I did years ago.
The image to the right comes from a series entitled Cut Papers. Each print records a large paper scuplture that I created and then lit in a studio.
I took these photographs with an 8 x 10 view camera, using 8 x 10 Polariod Color film. The camera was a Swedish built Szabad that I found used in New York City. It’s a fine old thing, with a revolving back, shifting lens board, and a closeup extension bellows. The exposures were long, often 5 minutes or so. This caused some unexpected color shifts, but I simply kept the images I liked and discarded the rest.