4X5

  4x5 Color Negative for LP Record Cover Image: Ohmme, "Parts", 2018

4x5 Color Negative for LP Record Cover Image: Ohmme, "Parts", 2018

 
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Ohmme's music and this image have been featured on NPR Music for "All Songs Considered", as well as Brooklyn Vegan and more. Ohmme is Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart. Listen and see the imagery in action at www.ohmmemusic.com

 
 
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Ben LaMar Gay, "Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun" - incredible album premiered on NPR Music . My first entire image package, including the cover, backside with handwritten text and the image for the insert, alongside a hand-animated music video (also premiered on NPR Music: see it here ). Ben is one of my favorite musicians and artists of all time and it was such an honor working on this album with him.

All imagery above were created with a Graflex large format camera and a special negative technique I've been perfecting over years - a paper negative, the paper being silver gelation print quality.



 Sculpture made specifically for the album, "Weaver" by Twin Talk. 4x5 Paper Negative, clay, paper, wire and gold leaf on tracing paper (base).

Sculpture made specifically for the album, "Weaver" by Twin Talk. 4x5 Paper Negative, clay, paper, wire and gold leaf on tracing paper (base).

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Twin Talk's new album, "Weaver", comes out later this year! You can listen to the single that was just released HERE and you can see a Behind-the-Scenes of how I made the imagery HERE


 Color 4x5 of a newly hatched Hawkmoth

Color 4x5 of a newly hatched Hawkmoth

 4x5 of ferns inside the Garfield Park Conservatory

4x5 of ferns inside the Garfield Park Conservatory

 Michael Golas, 4x5 Studio Portrait   

Michael Golas, 4x5 Studio Portrait

 

 Kyle Vegter ( Manual Cinema ) Sound Designer / Composee / Sound Engineer

Kyle Vegter (Manual Cinema) Sound Designer / Composee / Sound Engineer

 First 4x5 using paper negative

First 4x5 using paper negative

 4x5 Portrait of my Father

4x5 Portrait of my Father

 

 
 
 Here I am with the Graflex camera used to make all of my 4x5 images. This is a press camera from the1960's, and the images it makes are such high quality for print that this format is still the ideal for billboard size images today. My Dad found this camera at a garage sale for me for $20 many years ago. Took me a long time to work up the confidence to use it for portraiture in the capacity I do now!

Here I am with the Graflex camera used to make all of my 4x5 images. This is a press camera from the1960's, and the images it makes are such high quality for print that this format is still the ideal for billboard size images today. My Dad found this camera at a garage sale for me for $20 many years ago. Took me a long time to work up the confidence to use it for portraiture in the capacity I do now!