I’ve been trying to catch up on some film developing lately. Particularly the backlog I have of large format 4x5 film. It is incredibly slow going as anyone who has ever worked with 4x5 or even larger film knows. With my current home setup I can only do four sheets of film at a time which need to be drip dried and then scanned one negative at a time. A little tedious perhaps, but still a fun process.
I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of looking at 4x5 negatives though. Even when I make a photograph that is a bit mediocre (not saying this image is mediocre, but hey, it happens…) I still marvel at the detail and the range of tones and depth to the image. When I hold a 4x5 negative up to the light it can be like looking through a tiny window frame. So much going on that can catch the eye.Read More