16x20” Ambrotype of my wife and me. Huge thanks to her for supporting me with my experiments.
16x20” view camera mark II is almost done. A few tweaks including a yet to be resolved solution for bellows and I will be ready to go.
16x20” ambrotypes. Bess Mueller (Fuertes) was willing, but the light was not. Hopefully she will be up for another shoot.
16x20” Ambrotypes. Thanks to Blaine Bradford for doing his best Robert Redford pose. Blaine has always been interested in what ever crazy idea I have next, and has always been willing to lend his rugged good looks.
16x20 Ambrotype. I don’t like to post failures, but this one is a first test of a new lens, camera, and chemistry. So it’s kind of cool. Special thanks to Danielle Wagner for helping out as the light was falling. We missed the good light, I accidentally kicked the rear standard taking Danielle out of focus, and dropped the film holder. But it still resulted in an okay image.
A few of my students decided to hang out and help me make a few Ambrotypes. I think the 3am parking tickets were worth it. Look out for these kids, they can make some pretty great work.
So this happened today. I am making a new version of my Ultra Large Format camera. This one can potentially be used for 20x24” images, and has a rotating back. The camera is primarily made from parts off the first camera, and some scrap wood. Now to figure out how to make the bellows.