Here’s a photo of me at Eastern State Penitentiary with my Canham 14×17, courtesy my friend, Tom Finzel. He does a lot of HDR stuff and does it with subtlety (well, most of the time 🙂 ). I really like the image he made – I look good in this shot, which is all the more amazing since I smiled and held steady through about 15 seconds worth of HDR multiple exposures. I would have made a good model for a daguerreotypist!
Tom was trying to make an image that looked like platinum/palladium. While the color’s too neutral, it’s not a bad likeness.
Some of my prints from the shoot on Saturday night. These are all palladium prints. The images were shot with my Canham 5×12. All images were taken around Dupont Circle. You can see from the bus photo that these were obviously long time exposures (the bus was somewhere north of 2 minutes, in multiple snaps of 30+ seconds each). The bus was an experiment that didn’t produce the expected result, but in a bout of serendipity turned out something just as cool as my original concept. I was hoping the bus sitting still as passengers boarded would record as a solid object. Instead, it became something far more abstract in the final image – you can recognize the bus, in pieces. It became an essay on motion, transportation and “transit/ion” by virtue of its self-deconstruction.