You are addressing The Issue that almost nobody ever approaches.
Product vs. Process.
The basic difference is that "a photograph" is a sort of commodity, a material object, and, as such, passive. When you have made it, you can put it in a box.
You seem to be interested in something very different from that, and like what most interests me: photography as a verb, an active process, done without undue regard for what is going to result from the activity. How do you know what is going to result? Do you need to know, or is the activity a process of discovery?
The result, if "successful" might be regarded as a gift, or a surprise, and if really successful, maybe even a miracle.
Along the way, there will be a lot of what others may regard as "failures" but for the process worker, each of these represents something learned. There are no failures.
Good for you, Stephanie! You have revealed yourself as a traveller on the golden road. You are an alchemist!
Thank you Tom! Been working madly for this show and frustrated to no end. I really needed to hear something encouraging
"Creative juices apparently haven't all dried up (as I have currently been fearing). Ideas are smashing in."
Judging from the work on your website, I should say not. Don't you just love it when you have those revitalizing moments?
just noticed a seemingly similar lens on Ebay.
quite expensive I think, and the description on it is far from good, but one could write the compagny..(?)
P.S. upon further reflection, I do believe that the factor of 2x above is a bit too pessimistic, it might be closer to sqrt(2)=1.4x due to photon counting statistics.
Wow those are just beautiful! I have one like that, a Darlot 12" landscape menischief that I plan to do something similar (but no garden, no beautiful model, so much for similar :rolleyes: ).
image in question can be seen here:
maybe I have the solution for you!
the old Dallmeyer mescus type landscape lens is FASCINATING!!
I by mistake took the lens element and fitted it reversed in a shutter, and look and behold...
lovley to say the least.
not excately like Plasticca, but VERY nice too..
I am currently scanning some negs.
and I'll upload some asap.
just got another fun lens! not Plasticca, but a Dallmeyer meniscus type landscape lens. I noticed that the lens diameter is quite big, and the barrel with revolving apertures quite small (F15) so I removed the barrel and fitted the lens in a shutter.....
can't wait to see the results on film. swirley as hell.. almost plasticca like..
I'll keep you posted.