I have had a 15 year love/hate relationship with shooting large format 4×5 film images. It is so darn difficult and the results are so unpredictable and imperfect, yet sometimes awesome and always unique. I normally would not even scan a film like this, but this image intrigued me. I scanned it on my Epson V750 scanner, did some tweaking in photoshop, and came out with something unusual, unique, and in some ways, stunningly beautiful but imperfect.
THIS is why I still shoot large format film. I shot this photo of my father in January 2014 and just now developed it in April 2015. My heart skipped a beat when I pulled it out of the wash. It was a very difficult shot to take and luck was on my side.
While working on a story for a client, I ran across this really cool kid. Can’t remember his name, but I think it was Zack. So I am calling him Zack. He was the most interesting person I ran across all day. So I took his portrait.
A couple of years ago I had a client that needed some iPhone and iPad shots with kids on white. I brought my grandson and another little girl into my studio for a quick session. I always have to work quick with kids, can have lots of M&M’s in my pocket as bribes.
Last year I had the pleasure of working on a fulfilling project with the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City. I was hired by Denna Draybek, Director of Corporate Communications, to photograph their annual 2013 fund-raising campaign. Denna invited me in early in the project during the initial planning and creative stage, which was very nice. […]