Hoodia Gordonii.

So I took the Fotoman 45PS out on my latest excursion to Farm Niedersachsen. To say the least, I am completely hooked on large format.

Of course, the negative scans on Flickr don’t do the format justice; the relatively low-resolution scans I mate — at 1600dpi — have a pixel size of something like 7000 on the long side. This underscores my desire to return to analog printing, but that requires darkroom facilities I do not currently have.

As predicted, I cocked up once. I took a photo of a ruined desert hideaway — as featured in the book The Sheltering Desert by Henno Martin — and as I tried to re-insert the darkslide, something jammed, causing the film to become unseated. When I pulled the film holder out, the film was still in the camera. I have no idea whether the photo I took would have been any good.

While at the farm, I discussed with the Ahlerts the possibility of me spending a week or so on the farm, bringing a bunch of jerry cans and cruising around the place and taking pictures, especially with respect to tie-ins to the strange events of 1941 (see above-mentioned book, which is a jolly good read).

Now what I have to figure out os how to travel with large format gear…


About lidlesseye

Mouthing off about photography, and occasionally important things too.

Posted on May 29, 2008, in large format, Manifesto, Photography and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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