Oakland, CAUSA 94601
September 14, 2012
Looking for like-minded people for anything from collaboration to just conversation.
Conceptual portraiture, mostly. I'm not good at defining genres and am interested in anything that elicits a strong emotional response. A lot of the time, this involves people. Sometimes, though not always, nude people.
Mostly B&W, mostly faster films - I like texture and I like grain. I like Rodinal and D-DX, depending on subject matter, type of film used, and shot conditions. I do shoot some color and sometimes even develop it at home with a Jobo and chemistry from Freestyle.
Mostly digital at this point for lack of space. I scan negatives with an Epson 4990 (or a Plustek for smaller formats) and then print digitally. Looking to do more traditional printing (and get into alternative printing techniques) when I have the space to set up a home darkroom. Soon, I hope.
Made an impulse purchase of a Speed Graphic and a couple of lenses (an old Symmar and a long Tele-Xenar). Trying hard to resist buying more stuff until I get more experience in LF.
Protographer (among other things). Mostly analog, mostly black-and-white, relatively new to large format.