Category Archives: 4×5

Another assignment for Sportsnet Magazine

PEI baseball player This time I was in PEI for a two day shoot for two different stories for Sportsnet Magazine. I had some amazing cloud cover for the first day when I photographed JP Stevenson a young baseball pitcher. I had lined up the use of a baseball field with lights that I thought would be great. Then when I got to town I asked to see his place which as it turns out is surrounded by corn fields. It was amazing and with a major storm rolling in we had unreal clouds for the shoot. I managed to shoot some medium format film, and some type 55 polaroid along with my digital camera. Look for my work in the August 2013 issue of Sportsnet Magazine, I get the ipad version which is already available for download.

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It’s been busy.

After returning from my trip to NFLD, which was amazing, things got very busy. So busy that I haven’t even begun to look at the images I made during my trip. Things are starting to get back to normal and I’ll be blogging about some personal projects as well as what I have been up to from sept to now. In the meantime here is a shot of me and my 4×5 camera in a small coastal town in NFLD. All the towns I went to have no road access, you can only get to the towns by boat.

New personal project

I photographed my first subject for a personal project involving regalia of different orders and societies. My first subject is a members of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre a very interesting group that I am still learning about. I’m shooting the whole project on 4×5 film, also shot a few frames of polaroid just because I could. Here is a closer look at one of the polaroids Instagram

4×5 Film is hard to find.

I am in the process of starting a personal project I have been planning for some time now. Like many of my projects, getting the first couple subjects onboard is the hardest. People often don’t understand why you would take a photo of them if you are not trying to sell them something. Just doing it as art is never a good reason it seems. I got a major break with this project at the start of the year and things are now lining up. I’m keeping the project a bit of a secret until I get the first few people photographed. This will all be shot on 4×5 film and as things come together I find that it’s not easy to find 4×5 film for some reason. I tracked down 13 boxes and got them the other day in the mail. For the past year I have been shooting with film and polaroid that has been given to me or I get on ebay. So many people have sold their film cameras I find more people just send me film rather then see it get wasted which is really nice.

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