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Alessandro Bocchi
3-Mar-2014, 00:45
A series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders.

I already started to post some of the picture of this project in the Harmand Direct Positive paper section and also in the montly portrait section but i think its better stop bothering you all and keep that pictures in this thread only for the ones that, maybe, could be interested.

Your comments and critics are absolutely wellcome.

Alessandro Bocchi
3-Mar-2014, 00:48
Lago di Santa Croce - Alpago (BL) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Alessandra Villa, a kite surfer.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: SCHNEIDER Symmar 210 1:5.6 Convertible
- Exposure: 1/5 second at f 8
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3722/9354363382_74c522886a_h.jpg

Alessandro Bocchi
3-Mar-2014, 05:23
Lago di Santa Croce - Alpago (BL) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: SCHNEIDER Symmar 210 1:5.6 Convertible
- Exposure: 1/5 second at f 8
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7345/9353985320_488506946b_h.jpg

Alessandro Bocchi
3-Mar-2014, 05:24
Lago di Santa Croce - Alpago (BL) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Davide Amami, a kite surfer.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: SCHNEIDER Symmar 210 1:5.6 Convertible
- Exposure: 1/5 second at f 8
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3774/9353257234_cdecb6bc0f_h.jpg

djdister
3-Mar-2014, 08:53
A series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders.

I already started to post some of the picture of this project in the Harmand Direct Positive paper section and also in the montly portrait section but i think its better stop bothering you all and keep that pictures in this thread only for the ones that, maybe, could be interested.

Your comments and critics are absolutely wellcome.

Alessandro,

This is an interesting series, I am glad you started a separate thread to post them. Keep it up!

Alessandro Bocchi
3-Mar-2014, 09:28
This 3 picture were taken all the same day. It was the first session of this project. All the picture were taken on Harman Direct Positive Paper. I developed the first 4 picture directly there at the moment also to have an idea of the exposure. All the other were made with the same settings of speed and aperture. The preflashing of the paper was made at home. I took with my just 10 chassis for a total of 20 picture to shot. From this series there are just few interesting but they are all very very similar for pose and location. But we took the picture at the end of the afternoon after a strong storm and lot of rain. I was ready to go home with just the 4 test picture of the morning. Test pictures that was too contrasty. In the afternoon the light was much better.

Alessandro Bocchi
3-Mar-2014, 09:40
Lago di Santa Croce - Alpago (BL) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Alessandra Villa, a kite surfer.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: SCHNEIDER Symmar 210 1:5.6 Convertible
- Exposure: 1/5 second at f 8
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2817/9344135783_628130ec04_h.jpg

Alessandro Bocchi
3-Mar-2014, 09:42
Lago di Santa Croce - Alpago (BL) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfer, Kitesurfer and also Skateborder.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: SCHNEIDER Symmar 210 1:5.6 Convertible
- Exposure: 1/5 second at f 8
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/9346616644_64ac26a598_h.jpg

Alessandro Bocchi
3-Mar-2014, 16:20
Lago di Santa Croce - Alpago (BL) Italy - "Italians Gone Surf" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfer, Kitesurfer and also Skateborder. Portrait of Stefania Bumbaca, a kite surfer.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: SCHNEIDER Symmar 210 1:5.6 Convertible
- Exposure: 1/5 second at f 8
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7315/9343365151_709624f4ee_h.jpg

Alessandro Bocchi
3-Mar-2014, 16:21
Lago di Santa Croce - Alpago (BL) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfer, Kitesurfer and also Skateborder.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: SCHNEIDER Symmar 210 1:5.6 Convertible
- Exposure: 1/5 second at f 8
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5535/9345817632_71f956f570_h.jpg

Alessandro Bocchi
3-Mar-2014, 16:24
Lago di Santa Croce - Alpago (BL) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfer, Kitesurfer and also Skateborder.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: SCHNEIDER Symmar 210 1:5.6 Convertible
- Exposure: 1/5 second at f 8
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5538/9343006323_233587289c_h.jpg

ROL
3-Mar-2014, 16:28
Alessandro,

This is an interesting series, I am glad you started a separate thread to post them. Keep it up!

+1, except I believe a better name for the thread, even more specific if possible, might be Alessandro Bocchi's Pictures of Italians Gone Surfing.:D

djdister
3-Mar-2014, 16:39
...they are all very very similar for pose and location.

I think the similarity of pose and location can be a strong constraining element for a series, so that the primary difference in the resulting shots are the individual traits of the person being photographed. Consider the Richard Avedon portraits as similar example.

ckagy
3-Mar-2014, 19:06
I love this series. Please keep sharing!

Alessandro Bocchi
4-Mar-2014, 00:00
Thanks ROL I agree with you that the name of the thread could be much better and explain the contents in a more specific way. But I prefer not include my name in the thread and at the same time i wish other person will contribute and upload portrait of surfers, kiteboarder ad skateboarders too. But please keep suggest a more appropriate name, and all other suggestion that are absolutely appreciate. I am a novice and i still have everithing to learn, starting from my english of course.

Alessandro Bocchi
4-Mar-2014, 00:07
Thank you Dan Dister and also Ckagy for your comments that i really appreciate. With this picture it is almost finished the first series that i took. Maybe there is one or two other nice picture to share.
The second series was taken at the sea this time not in a lake lake the previous one. But not exactly at the sea, on the beach, because there was too much light. The sun was very intense and the picture on direct positive paper need a restricted range of tonality. So i took the second series in a little park, under the shadows of the three.

Alessandro Bocchi
4-Mar-2014, 01:00
Milano Marittima - Cervia (RA) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Stefano Manzi, a surfer from Cesenatico.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1 second betwen f 4.5 and f 6.3
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3760/9633304675_850bcedbcf_h.jpg

Alessandro Bocchi
4-Mar-2014, 01:02
Milano Marittima - Cervia (RA) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Stefano Manzi, a surfer from Cesenatico.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1 second betwen f 4.5 and f 6.3
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3728/9636745188_f4d7a26ab2_h.jpg

jp
4-Mar-2014, 08:30
If you don't mind me asking. The gritty intense look from the direct positive paper is pretty consistent and creates a unique and memorable style; why are you using that instead of something smooth and moderate in contrast like Jock Sturges' portraits at the beach? The direct positive is probably nicer to hold than have on the computer I'd guess. Do you process them on site?

Alessandro Bocchi
4-Mar-2014, 10:23
Thank you for asking. The first time i develope the pictures directly on site, but just the first 4 pictures just to have an idea of the speed - aperture to use, because you kow, you cant correct anything after the shot. Maybe you can add a little more preflashing if they are too much dark but usually you have to decide in the moment you click.
I like the direct positive paper because of its instant result that could be show to the subject and make him part of the magic of the development process. I love the work SurfLand of Joni Sternbach and the positive paper in my opinion could be a easy to do variant of her work. The same long exposure time the same large format camera with modern but also old lenses.
The originality of the positive paper let you make an original irreproducible picture. The scan is just to give an idea but its pretty ugly than the original ones.
Of course i started also to take some shot on film but remember that i am a novice in photography and even more in large format camera photography.


If you don't mind me asking. The gritty intense look from the direct positive paper is pretty consistent and creates a unique and memorable style; why are you using that instead of something smooth and moderate in contrast like Jock Sturges' portraits at the beach? The direct positive is probably nicer to hold than have on the computer I'd guess. Do you process them on site?

Alessandro Bocchi
4-Mar-2014, 10:25
Cesenatico (FC) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of a group of surfers.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: N/A
- Film: ILFORD FP4 - 125 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD ILFOSOL 3 1+9 - 4 minutes and 15 seconds at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7320/9870265335_b1c9d1debf_h.jpg

gsinico
5-Mar-2014, 21:54
Cesenatico (FC) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of a group of surfers.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: N/A
- Film: ILFORD FP4 - 125 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD ILFOSOL 3 1+9 - 4 minutes and 15 seconds at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7320/9870265335_b1c9d1debf_h.jpg

Yesterday I met G.Umicini in the Ghetto, we spoke about lf photography...I remembered
i saw the portrait you did to him. He remember it too. Then I tryed to call you.

Alessandro Bocchi
6-Mar-2014, 02:37
Milano Marittima - Cervia (RA) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Francesca, a surfer from Forli.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1 second betwen f 4.5 and f 6.3
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3829/9634059547_1f1c7aed86_h.jpg

Alessandro Bocchi
6-Mar-2014, 06:56
Hello Giovanni. I am at home in this days with a real strong tootache that make me feel estremely bad. I meet Mr Umicini only one time and i really wish to know him better. I am happy that he still remeber that work that we did last september.
There was me and anothe friend of mine called Filippo Leonardi. We used a large format camera size 5x7 and we made undred portarits on direct positive paper during that 3 days. This was his portrait.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7324/9904893186_4de7de7a31_z.jpg


Yesterday I met G.Umicini in the Ghetto, we spoke about lf photography...I remembered
i saw the portrait you did to him. He remember it too. Then I tryed to call you.

gsinico
6-Mar-2014, 07:50
Positively done!

;-)

one day I will go to see him, would you join me?

gsinico
6-Mar-2014, 07:50
the seagull seems to have fun!

Alessandro Bocchi
6-Mar-2014, 09:22
Yes sure absolutely.


Positively done!

;-)

one day I will go to see him, would you join me?

Alessandro Bocchi
6-Mar-2014, 09:25
Milano Marittima - Cervia (RA) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Marco and Francesca, a couple of surfers from Forli.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1 second betwen f 4.5 and f 6.3
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9646754866_d4a9b5ec5e_h.jpg

DrTang
6-Mar-2014, 09:31
Drat!

when I was first looking around for a 5x7 field camera, eventually settling on a Linhof Tech, one of the 'projects' I considered was 'surfers'.. like fresh off their session

I consider them along the lines of the last of the cowboys


now..if I wasn't so lazy..I'd have been shooting this for a couple years already - -


but..since I am too lazy.. I'm glad you are doing it..and doing it right


excellent pix

Alessandro Bocchi
6-Mar-2014, 09:48
Thank you very very much. I also think at them as the last of the cowboys like you say. Cinsider also that Italy is not exactly a surf land but there are some and i get really impressed of their communities. I am at the beginning of this project and now that will come back spring and summer again i will keep shooting picture to them.


Drat!

when I was first looking around for a 5x7 field camera, eventually settling on a Linhof Tech, one of the 'projects' I considered was 'surfers'.. like fresh off their session

I consider them along the lines of the last of the cowboys


now..if I wasn't so lazy..I'd have been shooting this for a couple years already - -


but..since I am too lazy.. I'm glad you are doing it..and doing it right


excellent pix

Alessandro Bocchi
6-Mar-2014, 09:49
Milano Marittima - Cervia (RA) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Marco, a surfer from Forli.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1 second betwen f 4.5 and f 6.3
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2814/9646627176_e215cdbcdc_h.jpg

DrTang
6-Mar-2014, 11:11
Italy is not exactly a surf land

I live in Santa Barbara, CA... it IS surf land

winter is the best time too

Alessandro Bocchi
7-Mar-2014, 00:18
Milano Marittima - Cervia (RA) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Francesca, a surfer from Forli.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1 second betwen f 4.5 and f 6.3
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2826/9646890588_ff53a29097_h.jpg

Alessandro Bocchi
7-Mar-2014, 00:19
Milano Marittima - Cervia (RA) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of the complete staff of the Surfing Shop in Milano Marittina. From the left Alan, Elisabetta, Claudio the owner than Gigi, Gloria and finally Vins.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1 second at f 4.5
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3823/9655614999_65b78a5de5_h.jpg

Alessandro Bocchi
7-Mar-2014, 00:20
Milano Marittima - Cervia (RA) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of the complete staff of the Surfing Shop in Milano Marittina. From the left Claudio the owner than Vins, Gigi, Alan, Elisabetta and finally Gloria.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1 second at f 4.5
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3702/9655021658_6b22d50dd4_h.jpg

Alessandro Bocchi
8-Mar-2014, 07:26
Milano Marittima - Cervia (RA) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Marco, a surfer from Forli.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1 second betwen f 4.5 and f 6.3
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5441/9655968993_27e536d3f4_h.jpg

Alessandro Bocchi
8-Mar-2014, 07:27
Milano Marittima - Cervia (RA) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of the complete staff of the Surfing Shop in Milano Marittina. From the left Gigi and Vins.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1 second at f 4.5
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2881/9655789013_db8ac58341_h.jpg

Alessandro Bocchi
8-Mar-2014, 07:31
Cesenatico (FC) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of a surfer.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1/2 second betwen f 4.5 and f 6.3
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

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Alessandro Bocchi
8-Mar-2014, 12:02
The second picture was taken on film and not on direct positive paper. It was taken on ILFORD FP4 - 125 ASA - size 4x5" and Developed with ILFORD ILFOSOL 3 1+9 - 4 minutes and 15 seconds at 20 C

Alessandro Bocchi
10-Mar-2014, 14:33
Cesenatico (FC) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of a group of surfers.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1/2 second betwen f 4.5 and f 6.3
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

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Alessandro Bocchi
10-Mar-2014, 14:35
Cesenatico (FC) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of a surfer.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1/2 second betwen f 4.5 and f 6.3
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

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axs810
16-Mar-2014, 13:47
Have you seen the work of Joni Sternbach? I think you would like her stuff!

Alessandro Bocchi
16-Mar-2014, 15:48
Sure of course. I love her works. Mine are just a bad copy of her wonderful work of art.


Have you seen the work of Joni Sternbach? I think you would like her stuff!

StoneNYC
16-Mar-2014, 15:53
Cesenatico (FC) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of a group of surfers.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1/2 second betwen f 4.5 and f 6.3
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

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You essentially have the same setup I do! Hah! Same camera / tripod, but I have to use a L adapter instead of a built in L standard.

Alessandro Bocchi
20-Mar-2014, 04:49
Cesenatico (FC) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of a group of surfers.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1/2 second betwen f 4.5 and f 6.3
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

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Alessandro Bocchi
20-Mar-2014, 04:50
Cesenatico (FC) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Fabio Tamma called by his friend "Paletto" a surfer.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1/2 second betwen f 4.5 and f 6.3
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

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analoguey
20-Mar-2014, 05:11
Is the high contrast intentional or is it a characteristic of the paper?

ckagy
21-Mar-2014, 05:46
Alessandro, I'm still loving this series. It is just classic!

Alessandro Bocchi
17-Aug-2014, 08:44
Cesenatico (FC) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Giacomo Guerra.

- Camera: CHAMONIX 45-N2
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: N/A
- Film: ILFORD FP4 - 125 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: KODAK HC-110 - Dilution H (1+63) - 8 minutes and 30 seconds at 23 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light
- Lightning: Ambient light only

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

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djdister
17-Aug-2014, 09:51
Alessandro - the shot on FP4 is very nice. The differences between shooting on direct positive versus on film are pretty clear, however I can see how both have their uses, depending on the situation.

Alessandro Bocchi
18-Aug-2014, 12:02
Cesenatico (FC) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders.

- Camera: CHAMONIX 45-N2
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1/5 seconds at f 4.5
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light
- Lightning: Ambient light only

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

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Alessandro Bocchi
18-Aug-2014, 12:02
Cesenatico (FC) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Nui.

- Camera: CHAMONIX 45-N2
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1/5 seconds at f 4.5
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light
- Lightning: Ambient light only

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

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Alessandro Bocchi
4-Jan-2015, 16:07
Cesenatico (FC) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of a group of surfers.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1/2 second betwen f 4.5 and f 6.3
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lighting: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

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John Kasaian
4-Jan-2015, 16:17
These are really fabulous, Alessandro!

Alessandro Bocchi
11-Jan-2015, 16:56
Cesenatico (FC) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders.

- Camera: CHAMONIX 45-N2
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 1/5 seconds at f 4.5
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light
- Lighting: Ambient light only

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7564/16155616471_261a320286_b.jpg

rskura
20-Jan-2015, 20:16
What a fantastic series! I thoroughly enjoyed them all. Thank you for sharing all your hard work!