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Old August 31st, 2014, 02:37 PM
Dawid Loubser Dawid Loubser is offline
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Default Photo shoot for local specialist Mercedes workshop

A local workshop happened to have an above-average collection of classics in for work.
The owner called me up to photograph his workshop, where the theme is not so much the cars, bur the general environment and feel.

I decided that it would be fitting to use my 1950s Linhof Technika V, and the mostly 1950s wide-angle lenses (first series chrome Super-Angulon f/8 lenses) to photograph the matching German classics. Here are a couple of the results, printed in the darkroom on 12x16in fibre-based matt paper:


(Super-Angulon 75mm f/8, Ilford HP5+, 4x5in cropped)


(Rodenstock APO Sironar-S 360mm f/6.8, Ilford FP4+, 4x5in cropped)


(Super-Angulon 90mm f/8, Ilford HP5+, 4x5in)


(Super-Angulon 90mm f/8, Ilford HP5+, 4x5in

While digital printing has gotten extremely good - and is certainly better / more consistent at really large sizes, the tones and depth in the prints from large-format film are still something special in my opinion.

My darkroom is now 1100km away from me, but I savour the chance to visit my family (and the "family darkroom") every month or two. In the meantime, negatives like these I develop at home in the kitchen sink, and scan them to preview what they would look like printed / plan my prints.
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Old August 31st, 2014, 04:27 PM
Antonio Correia Antonio Correia is offline
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Excellent work.
I would like to do something similar.
These cars were far more reliable than those sold today.

Are you going to expose this work ?
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Old August 31st, 2014, 11:42 PM
Dawid Loubser Dawid Loubser is offline
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Excellent work.
I would like to do something similar.
These cars were far more reliable than those sold today.

Are you going to expose this work ?
Thank you kindly, Antonio.

I have never exhibited any work formally, I would like to do so some day, when my body of work is significant enough.
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Old September 1st, 2014, 02:18 AM
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I am sure you have some 12 images... with the patronage of Mercedes...
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Old September 7th, 2014, 08:42 PM
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Super cool set Antonio! I really like the first one and the one with the car up the hoist especially.
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Old September 8th, 2014, 01:40 AM
Dawid Loubser Dawid Loubser is offline
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Super cool set Antonio! I really like the first one and the one with the car up the hoist especially.
Umm, It's my set - not Antonio's :-)
But thanks for the compliment! I really enjoyed making them. It's such a slow, painful, deliberate process with LF film, but the on-paper results are so worth it.

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Old September 8th, 2014, 06:01 AM
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Umm, It's my set - not Antonio's :-)
But thanks for the compliment! I really enjoyed making them. It's such a slow, painful, deliberate process with LF film, but the on-paper results are so worth it.

regards,
Dawid
My apologies David... for some reason I thought this was another one of Antonio's projects but like I said
super cool set.
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