Black + White

Church, Bodie Ghost Town, Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, California

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Near Mono Lake in the Eastern Sierras, is a California State Park where the silver mining town of Bodie is kept in a state of “arrested decay.”  This makes this ghost town a time capsule from the 1930’s when the mine shut down and the inhabitants drifted away.

Century Universal 8×10 View Camera  320 mm lens, 1/15 sec at f22 onto Kodak Tri-X film rated ASA 160 and processed N-2 in HC-110.  K2 Yellow Filter.

Waterhole Canyon near Page Arizona 1976

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A now famous canyon near Page Arizona that is the home of some of the most interesting slot canyons popularized by Bruce Barnbaum and Jay Dusard in the late 1970’s.

Century Universal 8×10 View Camera 320mm lens, 1/8 sec at f11 onto Kodak Tri-X film rated ASA 160  N-2 processing in HC-110

Wheat Field and Clouds, Central Valley of California 1982

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While driving south on I5 down California’s Central Valley, I saw this scene changing under layers of fast-moving clouds.  Often the time required to set up the big 8×10 view camera causes an image to be missed, but not this time.

Standard Universal View Camera 320 mm lens onto Kodak Tri-X 8×10 film rated ASA 160, 1/60 sec at f22 with a K2 yellow filter N-2 processing in Kodak HC-110.

Harriet, Edgewater, Cooperstown, New York 1963

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Harriet sat for me on an antique sofa in the large living room in Edgewater.  Light was coming from large, north-facing windows that were 12 feet away.

Nikon F, 35 mm lens 1/15 sec at f8 onto Kodak Panatomic-X 35mm film rated 25 ASA  Normal Processing

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Harriet was another friend of mine as a teenager.  I photographed her in 1964 with one of the original Nikon F’s using the 50mm f2.0 lens onto Panatomic-X rated ASA 25 with normal processing.  1/30 at f2.0

Barbara02

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Barbara was a friend of mine as a teenager.  I photographed her in 1961 with one of the original Nikon F’s using the 50mm f2.0 lens onto Panatomic-X rated ASA 25 with normal processing.  1/60 at f3.5

Barbara01

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Barbara was a friend of mine as a teenager.  I photographed her in 1961 with one of the original Nikon F’s using the 50mm f2.0 lens onto Panatomic-X rated ASA 25 with normal processing.  1/60 at f3.5

Anne02

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When Anne and I were 16, she asked if I would take some portfolio pictures of her since she was applying for a part in a show.  I readily agreed, but then had to scramble for find out what to do.  Armed with 3 simple incandescent bulbs in reflectors purchased from Spiratone, a 6×6 cm Rolleicord and a recent issue of Popular Photography, I was ready.  Anne was a delight and the images were professional-looking enough that they passed muster in New York City.  No technical details recorded.  1959

Anne 01

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When Anne and I were 16, she asked if I would take some portfolio pictures of her since she was applying for a part in a show.  I readily agreed, but then had to scramble for find out what to do.  Armed with 3 simple incandescent bulbs in reflectors purchased from Spiratone, a 6×6 cm Rolleicord and a recent issue of Popular Photography, I was ready.  Anne was a delight and the images were professional-looking enough that they passed muster in New York City.  No technical details recorded.  1959