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alex from holland
31-May-2014, 23:12
"Poetry in motion...."
26,5 x 26,5cm black glass ambrotype
Exposure time 3 seconds
Hermagis 300mm f4 petzval

http://www.pbase.com/alex28/image/155887296.jpg

www.alextimmermans.com
Www.collodion-art.blogspot.com

DaveS
1-Jun-2014, 02:18
Lovely stuff Alex

Andrew Plume
1-Jun-2014, 05:55
great work Alex

I've also seen this on your website when I was doing catch up on there

best

andrew

Ari
1-Jun-2014, 06:28
Gorgeous, Alex.

sdzsdz
1-Jun-2014, 09:46
Amazing!!!

Deval
1-Jun-2014, 14:18
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3686/14272184076_466e6fe6ec_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nKbF6f)SeemaBW011 (https://flic.kr/p/nKbF6f) by DevalJoshi (https://www.flickr.com/people/27757526@N00/), on Flickr

Toyo 45aII
Fujinon 240a9 at f/11 1/125
Ilford HP5+ 4x5 sheet E.I. 400
Rodinal 1:40 for 11 minutes at 20c

Lighting Setup - modified Clamshell setup with Elinchrom 54 Octa up top and to the right, softbox on the ground hooked into a Ranger RX.

What a happy accident in development. I was finishing up a portrait session and after 150 shots of digital on my 5dmarkII, I pulled out my large format and made my wife sit for just a few more shots. It was 11 oclock at night and we were both getting tired.

When I mixed up the Rodinal, I diluted 20cc in 780ml of H20 instead of 980ml because of a veritable brain fart as I was intending a 1 liter solution of 1:50. I didn't have enough developer as I need a liter for my paterson 3 tank and hence the artifact on the top side of the sheet. I ran a development time of 11 minutes based on the massivedev charts for 1:50 so I over developed the film. Thank goodness for the latitude and allowance of black and white film.

Scanned on EpsonV750 on the stock film holder in RGB and converted to monochrome after isolating the green channel. Other than that, no other work in Photoshop. I'm tempted to get out my betterscanning holder and wet scan to see how much I can pull out of the film.

mathieu Bauwens
2-Jun-2014, 01:49
Great portrait deval.

ckagy
2-Jun-2014, 05:44
Deval, that is a very flattering image. Do pull out the betterscanning holder and see what you can pull out. I'd love to see the results!

-Chris

D-tach
2-Jun-2014, 13:24
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3914/14308961726_59f10608e8_o.jpg

Deardorff - Verito 8 3/4" - Fomapan 200 5x7 - XTOL

bracan
2-Jun-2014, 13:39
Expired Polaroid 55 negative on Speed Graphic and Aero Ektar wide open.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2928/14345057853_c6c567f5d8_b.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5502/14138247400_d153645108_b.jpg

Scott --
2-Jun-2014, 17:13
It's happened - she's stopped giggling when I point a camera at her.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3853/14146771709_113888fd21_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ny6Un4)Make it end... (https://flic.kr/p/ny6Un4) by Scott -- (https://www.flickr.com/people/87126550@N00/), on Flickr

8x10 Ektascan in Adanol 1:150 (6:55 at 20C)

jp
2-Jun-2014, 17:23
That cracks me up Scott. My 9yo is getting that way, but the 4yo is always glad to pose.

Leszek Vogt
2-Jun-2014, 20:36
Wow, very nice work, Deval. Despite late hours she looks quite radiant if not electric (eyes). I heard this lens *A* was sharp...and it shows. Thanks for posting.

Les

jumanji
3-Jun-2014, 05:53
A Vietnamese girl.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3785/14304714274_292a16381a_c.jpg

Foman 100 in Xtol 1+1

richardman
3-Jun-2014, 13:56
Kristopher, sometimes goes by Samurai Rocker, has been costuming since 2004. His 6'6 stature makes him a stand out even without his costumes. Some of his favorites costumes are Afro Samurai, Predator and Sephiroth. He's an actor, a stunt man specializing in stage combat, and he also does children's parties on weekend as Darth Vader and such. Krist knows a variety of martial arts, including: Shaolin Kung Fu, fencing, kendo etc.

re: his Afro: "I mainly wear it for costuming. I have a lot of hair, and when I want to cosplay, I just let it flow."

On being an African American cosplayer: "I don't get any negative comment probably because I am a big person. No one throws insults at me, but I do have people asking why I cosplay certain characters. If you like a character, it doesn't matter what race or body type you are, cosplay it."

For the https://www.facebook.com/Transformations.CosplayPortraits project.

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140526-Scanned-353.jpg

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140525-Scanned-349.jpg

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140526-Scanned-357.jpg

t0aster
4-Jun-2014, 08:11
Wollensak f/5 portrait lens
Outdated 8x10 Ilford MGIV Fibre

Domingo A. Siliceo
4-Jun-2014, 09:05
Kristopher,
[...]

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140526-Scanned-353.jpg

[...]


I'm a fan of Dragon Ball series. Good characterization.


http://qph.is.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-b7e714f4ce1c3a79bd437a237160df03?convert_to_webp=true

vdonovan
4-Jun-2014, 09:24
Sinar P 8x10
300mm Fujinon W
Fuji HR-S xray film
xtol 1:1, 6 minutes at 68 degrees

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3883/14159228567_2a35d0d54e_c.jpg

D-tach
4-Jun-2014, 15:11
My dad working on an oil painting - I thought large format was slow...:eek:

http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v172/p301170371-5.jpg

Deardorff - Sinaron SE 210mm - HP5+ 5x7 - XTOL

And a close up ofcourse

http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v151/p350644820-5.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - HP5+ 5x7 - XTOL

Roger Thoms
4-Jun-2014, 18:54
My dad working on an oil painting - I thought large format was slow...:eek:

Deardorff - Sinaron SE 210mm - HP5+ 5x7 - XTOL

And a close up ofcourse

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - HP5+ 5x7 - XTOL

These are both very nice!

Roger

Jim Jones
4-Jun-2014, 18:54
vdonovan -- Very fine portrait.

D-tach
5-Jun-2014, 02:08
These are both very nice!

Roger

Thanks Roger!

vdonovan
5-Jun-2014, 10:55
vdonovan -- Very fine portrait.

Thanks, Jim, I'm glad you liked it.
best regards,
Vince

NancyP
6-Jun-2014, 09:07
Portrait #1 of Kris the cosplayer/ stunt man: "Man who can't fit through doors". Love the shoulder pads/wings.
I imagine that one could get some subjects at Ye Olde Renaissance Faire as well.

richardman
6-Jun-2014, 13:21
Portrait #1 of Kris the cosplayer/ stunt man: "Man who can't fit through doors". Love the shoulder pads/wings.
I imagine that one could get some subjects at Ye Olde Renaissance Faire as well.

Hi Nancy, yes, I know Faire and SCA people and plan to add them to the project as well.

OMU
7-Jun-2014, 23:01
A Vietnamese girl.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3785/14304714274_292a16381a_c.jpg

Foman 100 in Xtol 1+1

Beautiful portrait, love it :-)

Scott --
8-Jun-2014, 11:28
Experimenting with the 14" Petzval and an ND filter.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3845/14374919604_143ea39b80_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nUgdMs)img227 (https://flic.kr/p/nUgdMs) by Scott -- (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

8x10 Ektascan, Adanol 1:150 (6:00 at 20C)

dynamo
9-Jun-2014, 02:58
http://www.dynamo.de/wetplate/wet-plate-natalie_01.jpg
Natalie, 18x24, Tessar 4.5/360, flash

stehei
9-Jun-2014, 15:30
Great!

And great to see another dutchman using a Hermagis Petzval!

regards from the netherlands ;)

Darryl Baird
10-Jun-2014, 03:27
vdonovan ...Really nice. I'm experience with the Kodak x-ray film (not Fuji) and it has some serious inherent contrast. Did you shoot this with a low lighting ratio? The shadow side is lovely… reflector card?

ImSoNegative
10-Jun-2014, 04:15
My dad working on an oil painting - I thought large format was slow...:eek:

http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v172/p301170371-5.jpg

Deardorff - Sinaron SE 210mm - HP5+ 5x7 - XTOL

And a close up ofcourse

http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v151/p350644820-5.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - HP5+ 5x7 - XTOL


Great Portraits!!

Dave Wooten
10-Jun-2014, 07:32
Great portraits, nice also to see ps 945 examples:)

D-tach
10-Jun-2014, 14:03
Great Portraits!!


Great portraits, nice also to see ps 945 examples:)

Thanks a lot gentlemen!

Harley Goldman
10-Jun-2014, 14:41
"Poetry in motion...."
26,5 x 26,5cm black glass ambrotype
Exposure time 3 seconds
Hermagis 300mm f4 petzval

http://www.pbase.com/alex28/image/155887296.jpg

www.alextimmermans.com
Www.collodion-art.blogspot.com

Very well done, Alex. The high contrast and OOF effects work really well together.

Mark Sawyer
10-Jun-2014, 14:57
Very well done, Alex...

I quite agree! I always look forward to Alex's work.

vdonovan
10-Jun-2014, 19:20
vdonovan ...Really nice. I'm experience with the Kodak x-ray film (not Fuji) and it has some serious inherent contrast. Did you shoot this with a low lighting ratio? The shadow side is lovely… reflector card?

Hi Darryl, the Fuji HR-S film is advertised as "medium contrast", so maybe it's less contrasty than the Kodak. I developed in xtol diluted 1:1, also hoping to tame the contrast. Yes, there is a white reflector on the shadow side, about 12" from the subject. With regular film I would expect about a 1:2 ratio from this setup, but with the x-ray film it seems more dramatic.

best regards,
Vince

tenderobject
10-Jun-2014, 21:06
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3906/14394211232_320687dee1_b.jpg

Test scan. Microtek i800+

Kodak Master View 8x10 + Fuji Fujinon 250mm 6.7 + Fuji HRT X-Ray Film + Yellow Filter

Ari
10-Jun-2014, 21:15
Lovely image, she really stands out from the background.
Hate to ask, but, what lens was used?

tenderobject
10-Jun-2014, 21:20
Ari, a user Fuji 250 6.7! :D I hope i could get a longer lens for portrait soon. I might get Reinhold lens..


Lovely image, she really stands out from the background.
Hate to ask, but, what lens was used?

Ari
10-Jun-2014, 21:51
Ari, a user Fuji 250 6.7! :D I hope i could get a longer lens for portrait soon.

Sweet. Keep that Fuji!

tenderobject
10-Jun-2014, 22:00
For sure! I love my 90mm Fujinon as well!


Sweet. Keep that Fuji!

richardman
11-Jun-2014, 04:47
I bought a pack of Super-XX from eBay... Yes, Super-XX, "Must Be Developed Before Feb 1951" Well, so we are 63 years too late. I am sure it will work *grin*

Put the package inside the changing tent with a film holder. My mental conversation (I hope it's mental anyway, and not me narrating what's happening at real time) went like this:
"What is this? It feels like Pack Film! Ooops. OK, no big deal, I could just open the metal frames like this, and hmm... where are the sheets?" Eventually found them, ripped one off the protective sheet and tried to push it in the film holder, guessing which side is the emulsion by feel and... it wouldn't go in.

Touched and touched and it felt a bit wider and quite a bit longer than 4x5 negs. In went the pair of scissors and I did the best I could to cut 2 sheets totally by feel. At this point, I was sure that this is an entirely waste of a grand total of $8 (+ shipping).

Put the remaining sheets in a film box and took everything out of the tent and realized that I have ruined about 6 sheets due to not able to see which are what, and what is where. Double oops.

Took two test shots, using exposure assuming ISO 50 (Super-XX was a high speed film at ISO125 thereabout, but 63 years in a box probably lower its sensitivity so I figured ISO50 is probably good). F5.6@1/8 second, 120 APO Symmar with the Chamonix Saber on a tripod.

Managed to somehow wrangle them into the Jobo reel, even though the hand cut sheets are neither the correct size nor even cut straight. Xtol 12 mins in the Jobo with a pre-wash. Quick water stop, 30 secs in fix then took a quick look and I was REALLY SURPRISED to see images on both sheets! Put it back on the Jobo and finished it with proper fixing length, hypo clear, water rinse, and photo flo. After they dried, scanned and post processed and realized that one sheet has the emulsion facing the wrong way so the exposure was about -2 stops! Tripe oops. The other one the exposure is actually about + 1/2 stop.

So yes, these are post processed and therefore enhanced, but for a 63 year emulsion, it's not bad at all!!

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140611-Scanned-361-Edit.jpg



http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140611-Scanned-362.jpg

Peter Lewin
11-Jun-2014, 07:11
Richard: I like the portraits - are those "the Queen's" corgis? But more to the point, were you aware of Keith Canham's unfortunately aborted attempt to get a special run of Kodak "Double X" LF film? Apparently the Super XX had qualities not available in current films that justified the attempt; a google search might interest you.

ImSoNegative
11-Jun-2014, 09:57
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3906/14394211232_320687dee1_b.jpg

Test scan. Microtek i800+

Kodak Master View 8x10 + Fuji Fujinon 250mm 6.7 + Fuji HRT X-Ray Film + Yellow Filter

Great Portrait buddy!!

ImSoNegative
11-Jun-2014, 10:01
Sweet. Keep that Fuji!

definitely keep the Fuji, my favorite portrait lens is my 12 velostigmat, I use it with 4x5 and 5x7.

richardman
11-Jun-2014, 12:00
Hi Peter, those are Cardigan Welsh Corgi, different from the Queen's by that they have tails!

Yes, I was actually part of the original pack who signed up for the Double X effort. However, when the price went up, it is cost ineffective for me to continue. My photography does not make money and my dayjob is suffering... I am doing a project with 4x5 and I keep having to beg for donations to pay for those $4 per sheet Provia.

Thanks for looking!



Richard: I like the portraits - are those "the Queen's" corgis? But more to the point, were you aware of Keith Canham's unfortunately aborted attempt to get a special run of Kodak "Double X" LF film? Apparently the Super XX had qualities not available in current films that justified the attempt; a google search might interest you.

tenderobject
11-Jun-2014, 14:39
Thanks man! How are you?

Yeah, i'll keep my Fuji. If ever i would get a longer modern lens i think i'll get Fuji again. Any suggestion? :)


definitely keep the Fuji, my favorite portrait lens is my 12 velostigmat, I use it with 4x5 and 5x7.

ImSoNegative
11-Jun-2014, 20:37
Thanks man! How are you?

Yeah, i'll keep my Fuji. If ever i would get a longer modern lens i think i'll get Fuji again. Any suggestion? :)

I use to have the fujinon 300 5.6 W that I used on 8x10 great lens and plenty of coverage

nede
12-Jun-2014, 11:13
Charles
13x18 ambrotype
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3865384/img497.jpg

Mark Sawyer
12-Jun-2014, 11:22
Charles
13x18 ambrotype

Charles, as in Darwin? An excellent portrait, reminiscent of another time...

nede
12-Jun-2014, 12:07
thank you Mark, maybe one of the older Charles I know!

nede
15-Jun-2014, 06:53
today was cloudy
4x5 tintype
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3865384/img499.jpg

D-tach
15-Jun-2014, 16:17
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3861/14430144342_1c51aa2d98_o.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - TXP 320 - XTOL

Scott Davis
15-Jun-2014, 18:12
https://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/wanchukbw2.jpg

Hermagis Eidoscope #5 (14 inch-ish) f5. f5@1/30th, FP4+. Lit with a single 1000w fresnel light and silver reflector.

Dave Wooten
15-Jun-2014, 18:28
today was cloudy
4x5 tintype
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3865384/img499.jpg

Lovely

nede
15-Jun-2014, 23:15
thank you Dave

Ari
16-Jun-2014, 07:35
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3861/14430144342_1c51aa2d98_o.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - TXP 320 - XTOL

Lovely shot, Tom, and that Cooke can really sing.

D-tach
16-Jun-2014, 09:19
Lovely shot, Tom, and that Cooke can really sing.

Thanks Ari - it seems to combine well with that film and developer.

Scott Davis
17-Jun-2014, 01:10
https://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/wanchukbw7.jpg

Another with the Hermagis Eidoscope. Something a bit less serious.

kansasjhawk
17-Jun-2014, 09:44
Toyo 45A w/ Portra 160

116870

kansasjhawk
19-Jun-2014, 08:21
Toyo 45A
Schneider 210mm f/5.6 @ f/16
Portra 160
Epson V700

117031

mvanderaa
21-Jun-2014, 10:41
Expired Polaroid 55 negative printed 8x10
210 Heliar

117151

Scott --
23-Jun-2014, 16:20
ICA Niklas on 4x5 Arista.EDU

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2929/14469879466_bd9a2c8cc9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o3DV3s)img228 (https://flic.kr/p/o3DV3s) by Scott -- (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Stephane
23-Jun-2014, 23:19
Hasse in the streets of Oslo, through a magnifying glass (300/3) taken from a discarded magnifying lamp.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3853/14305546138_c66099606c_b.jpg

blue4130
24-Jun-2014, 06:10
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3884/14310274659_300005b9be_o.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2927/14310278138_188a303d0b_o.jpg

Fighting a battle with a light leak on the front standard. It seems that my lens board is a couple mm too small and lets a sliver of light though. Also, I swear that my negs are sharp, "scanning" them with my Canon 30D and 50mm 1.4 seems to be killing the quality.

Ari
24-Jun-2014, 06:45
ICA Niklas on 4x5 Arista.EDU

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2929/14469879466_bd9a2c8cc9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o3DV3s)img228 (https://flic.kr/p/o3DV3s) by Scott -- (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Very strong photo, Scott.

Scott --
24-Jun-2014, 09:23
Very strong photo, Scott.

Thanks, Ari!

Tobias Key
25-Jun-2014, 06:32
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2916/14305130977_c9e7e684d2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nN6x4g)Lana (https://flic.kr/p/nN6x4g) by Tobias Key (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Another in my ongoing series, hope to step things up now and get this project finished.

czbrutiron
25-Jun-2014, 08:41
http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/
117386
DALLMEYER 3B LENS

jesse
25-Jun-2014, 10:57
Ebony 4x5 Ross Petzval, Fomapan
http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201406/25/02200501ehz8hh7f31d0v0.jpg

Deval
25-Jun-2014, 11:02
Toyo 45A
Schneider 210mm f/5.6 @ f/16
Portra 160
Epson V700

117031

Well done. love the neutral colors of 160

8thsamurai
27-Jun-2014, 00:46
I shot a few portraits for a friend from out of town recently. Unfortunately the window light in her hotel room wasn't great. I ended up using a shutter speed of around 1/8th with HP5+ rated at box speed, so a few of the exposures ended up blurry. I am less than impressed with the results I get from HP5+ anytime I shoot in questionable light and develop it in HC-110. I kinda wish Tri-X 400 was a available in 4x5. Still both she and I were quite happy with this one. Chamonix 45n-2 with an 180mm Xenar (I think).
117454

bracan
27-Jun-2014, 05:33
Suna
Sinar P8x10, Heliar 300mm f4,5 wide open, expired Polaroid 809.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2899/14332599919_ff686f889a_z.jpg

djdister
27-Jun-2014, 05:36
Suna
Sinar P8x10, Heliar 300mm f4,5 wide open, expired Polaroid 809.



That is an amazing shot! Beautiful...

jp
27-Jun-2014, 06:00
I shot a few portraits for a friend from out of town recently. Unfortunately the window light in her hotel room wasn't great. I ended up using a shutter speed of around 1/8th with HP5+ rated at box speed, so a few of the exposures ended up blurry. I am less than impressed with the results I get from HP5+ anytime I shoot in questionable light and develop it in HC-110. I kinda wish Tri-X 400 was a available in 4x5. Still both she and I were quite happy with this one. Chamonix 45n-2 with an 180mm Xenar (I think).
117454

You've got what you need to light it. Study up on the lighting Edward Curtis used to photograph the indians's portraits. Basically used a curtain to block off light till things are how he wanted it, but his studio was a dark canvas tent not a room. In this case, you could rotate the chair side to the window and adjust the curtain till lighting was right. Probably end up with <1/8 though!

Peter Lewin
27-Jun-2014, 07:01
8thsamurai: My reaction was similar to Jp's, you could improve the portrait with more control over lighting. My thought was that with the light source behind your friend, using almost anything as a reflector to bounce some of that light back into her face would help. That way your don't lose any of the little light you have, but you direct some of it where you want it.

8thsamurai
27-Jun-2014, 09:22
I actually was using a a silver reflector low and slightly to her left side. I just bought a White Lightning 10000 bcps so I should be good on light next time I shoot indoors, Thanks for the feedback, portraits aren't my strong suit.

Pete Watkins
27-Jun-2014, 09:35
bracan,
WOW!
Pete

bracan
27-Jun-2014, 15:14
Thanks Pete!

bracan,
WOW!
Pete

Jim Graves
27-Jun-2014, 17:26
http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/
117386
DALLMEYER 3B LENS

VERY, VERY nice!!!

alex best
28-Jun-2014, 19:44
Bracan, I love your Polaroids as always.

Here's a selfie with my Technika IV, 240mm

117500

richardman
28-Jun-2014, 21:33
First image with the FP100C and the Chamonix 4x5. I bleached the negative and scanned that instead of the positive. I think the chemical was not thoroughly dry :-/ hence the defects, but the defects add charm, at least that's my story.

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140623-Scanned-367.jpg

Milosz Wozaczynski
30-Jun-2014, 06:10
Suna
Sinar P8x10, Heliar 300mm f4,5 wide open, expired Polaroid 809.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2899/14332599919_ff686f889a_z.jpg
Really good portrait

photojeff3200
30-Jun-2014, 06:23
-8x10 B&J camera converted to 12x20
-Bausch and lomb 16" lens
- 4.5 @ 3 seconds
-Waxed salt print from wet plate collodion negative
-Arches Revere paper
117535

jp
30-Jun-2014, 09:05
That's a pretty cool composition!


-8x10 B&J camera converted to 12x20
-Bausch and lomb 16" lens
- 4.5 @ 3 seconds
-Waxed salt print from wet plate collodion negative
-Arches Revere paper
117535

jp
30-Jun-2014, 09:07
First image with the FP100C and the Chamonix 4x5. I bleached the negative and scanned that instead of the positive. I think the chemical was not thoroughly dry :-/ hence the defects, but the defects add charm, at least that's my story.

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140623-Scanned-367.jpg

It does add to the charm. You must be 100% effective at preventing bleach from getting the emulsion side. Gel bleach (like Draino) and a good tape job to a waterproof work surface can prevent this.

JoeV
30-Jun-2014, 22:49
A bit of paper negative selfie portraiture. Pre-flashed Arista grade 2 RC paper exposed in Speed Graphic with Fujinon 135-5.6 lens. 2 second exposure under sky light with a bit of soft fluorescent fill-in (using an old slide viewing box as a soft box).

How I managed focus is another story entirely: a modified wooden yard stick mounted to an auxiliary ball-head tripod within arm's reach. Center grommet hole in end of stick where my eyes will be, then focus camera on grommet hole. Cock shutter, insert film holder, pull dark slide, get seated with end of yard stick on my face, then reach out with right hand, squeeze grip on ball head and swing yard stick out of the shot while not moving head. Then trip shutter with 3-foot-long release cable.

~Joe

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2912/14543986254_a266c66107.jpg