Last night on TV5 Monde Europe was a short program about French photographer Olivier Mériel. I had not heard of him before but the programme showed him setting up his view camera (8x10 I think) and making contact prints which were then taken to a gallery for exhibition.
Info here: http://olivier.meriel.free.fr/
And here: http://www.allposters.com/-st/Meriel...91_s55606_.htm
TV5 is a French language channel available on Sky TV (805) in the UK and possibly on cable. My French listening isn't great at native speed but I got the impression that this was a series so I will look again next Tuesday. The programme was on at about 7:30 in the evening then repeated at 00:30.