Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,945   Posts: 1,585,806   Online: 1013
      
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    bennoj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    98

    Some New Azo Prints

    Got out a few weeks ago with some "new" cameras - an ICA 10x15 plate camera and a Voigtlaender Avus 9x12. Finally managed to get in and print them and these three are the best of what I shot, one with the ICA and 2 with the Avus. I tried when shooting to shoot what seemed to be more intimate shots with the smaller negatives than I might shoot with my 8x10. Comments welcome....
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Stairs_01.jpg   Bark_01.jpg   Flower_01.jpg  
    Benno Jones
    Seattle, WA

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    6,242
    Quote Originally Posted by bennoj
    Got out a few weeks ago with some "new" cameras - an ICA 10x15 plate camera and a Voigtlaender Avus 9x12. Finally managed to get in and print them and these three are the best of what I shot, one with the ICA and 2 with the Avus. I tried when shooting to shoot what seemed to be more intimate shots with the smaller negatives than I might shoot with my 8x10. Comments welcome....

    I agree with your impression that small negatives can produce very intimate photographs when contact printed. Azo is a wonderful paper. I know that a scan is a poor representation of the actual print. My impression in viewing the scans of your prints is that the overall scale is slightly compressed. Were these printed on grade two Azo? If so that may account for what I observed...or it may just be that the scans are not up to the print values. Grade two Azo requires a density range of 1.65 to 1.75.

    On the subject of small contact prints, I observed a small contact print produced by Imogene Cunningham that was displayed at the Camera Obscura in Denver, Colorado. That print was offered for sale at $2,500. Also last winter, as I recall, another small contact was sold at an auction in NYC for $105,000. So large prints are not always the better way to go.

    Good work thanks for sharing.

    Donald Miller

  3. #3
    juan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    St. Simons Island, Georgia
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,646
    Images
    4
    I have a miniature Speed Graphic and a Graflex, both 2 1/4 x 3 1/4. I contact the prints from both cameras. I find myself, as you do, taking closer, more intimate photographs than I would take with the 8x10.

    Thanks for sharing your work.
    juan



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin