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    Ralph Gibson's camera???

    Does anyone know what type/format camera that Ralph Gibson used?
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    Loaded with Tri-X and then developed in Rodinal:

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum54/4...tml#post508326
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    I thought I had read he used a Leica.
    Which of the books discusses his technique???
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    Quote Originally Posted by stradibarrius View Post
    I thought I had read he used a Leica.
    Which of the books discusses his technique???
    The two 'Darkroom' books published in the 70s under Gibson's imprint Lustrum are essential. He is featured in the first volume which goes into detail about his technique. I remember him writing about how he agitates his Tri X in Rodinal depending on the subject matter. They are quite easy to track down on the second hand market. Have a look at www.abebooks.com using this ISBN number; 0912810203. Cheapest US Dollar price is 24.50. Worth every cent. If you have $7500 you can also buy a Ralph Gibson Leica!!!!!!!!
    http://ralphgibson.myshopify.com/pro...ature-leica-mp

    If by chance I had such riches, it would go on a second hand camera, an expensive holiday for once, and a shit load of film and paper, but not a camera with Ralph's stamped signature!

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    Leica M-series rangefinder.
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

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    And a lot of work with a 50mm. There was a Leica catalog that had him extolling the virtues of the Leica M and a 50mm lens.

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    He uses a Leica M almost exclusively with a 50mm lens. He shoots Tri-X -- overexposed and overdeveloped in Rodinal.

    Here's a 2001 interview with Ralph Gibson:

    http://www.bermangraphics.com/press/ralphgibson.htm

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    In the Lustrum book "Darkroom" (1978 if I remember correctly) he says that he uses a Leica M3 with 50mm dual range summicron. In the above interview he has moved on to M6's.
    Last edited by ooze; 08-25-2010 at 12:19 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: correction

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