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Preston
1-Feb-2015, 16:32
I found this on CNN. This gentleman uses a Deardorf 8x10 and B&W to photograph people in Portland, OR. Contact is the name of the book containing the images.

Some very nice portraits in this CNN article and slide show (http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/29/living/cnnphotos-portland-portraits/index.html).

--P

David Karp
1-Feb-2015, 18:38
Jake seems to be another nice LF guy. I recently purchased a lens from him at Blue Moon Camera in Portland. We had a nice conversation while completing the transaction.

fishbulb
1-Feb-2015, 18:47
Yeah Jake's a great guy and very talented. Here is his website: http://www.jakeshivery.com/

Sal Santamaura
1-Feb-2015, 19:46
Nice work. However, he needs to run another Kickstarter campaign and pick up a Jobo. Lots of tray (or hanger)-processing artifacts on those negatives. :)

fishbulb
11-Mar-2015, 10:40
For those of you in the Pacific Northwest, Jake's "Contact" work (8x10 contact prints) will be on display next month:

Newspace Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
April 3-26, 2015
Opening Reception: April 3rd, 6-9pm
Cocktail Party & Book Reading: April 18th, 5-8pm

I believe the book will be for sale by then, or shortly thereafter, but you can pre-order it here: http://shop.diffusionmag.com/product/contact-by-jake-shivery

Nathan Potter
11-Mar-2015, 11:00
As Sal says some of the prints show a bit of distracting processing artifacts. His Flickr site gives a good impression of his range of talent. I like the way he connects the portrait with its environment.

Nate Potter, Austin TX.

fishbulb
12-Mar-2015, 07:43
I dunno, the processing marks are mostly on the edges and don't really bother me. All of his shots appear with no crop, right to the edges of the film holders every time. Most people (including myself) crop that stuff off, or sometimes crop quite a bit more than that.

Sal Santamaura
12-Mar-2015, 10:14
I dunno, the processing marks are mostly on the edges and don't really bother me...If you're not bothered, great. I look at the entire image.


...All of his shots appear with no crop, right to the edges of the film holders every time. Most people (including myself) crop that stuff off, or sometimes crop quite a bit more than that.In my experience, among those who contact print 8x10 negatives, "most people" work toward composing on the ground glass, accounting for all of the image, right to its edges. Cropping is much less common in that arena than with enlargements of smaller formats.

Even if one sometimes crops, uneven processing presents a limitation on what portion of the negative is available to select from. It's hard to argue in favor of film processing defects. :)

Drew Wiley
12-Mar-2015, 10:23
Showing blemished neg margins is the "new" and "creative" artsy thing now.... or it least it has been for the past forty-five years! Kinda a boring cliche by now.

Sal Santamaura
12-Mar-2015, 10:39
Showing blemished neg margins is the "new" and "creative" artsy thing...What you're describing is more related to showing the edges of a Polaroid Type 55 negative on an enlarged print or the untrimmed, uneven periphery of prints made using hand-coated processes. I don't get the impression that Shivery is going for that "look." Rather, it just seems his negatives suffer from undesired, uneven tray or hanger processing.

Drew Wiley
12-Mar-2015, 10:46
Well, someone posted them that way, so there must be an alleged reason.

fishbulb
4-Apr-2015, 10:54
Well that's how he posted them online; perhaps simply to show that they are uncropped, full-size, real 8x10s.

The gallery show is a different story. The contact prints are framed and matted. If you are in Portland this month, stop by NewSpace and check it out; it's free and there are over 60 contact prints, all 8x10 black and white portraits.

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Kerik Kouklis
4-Apr-2015, 12:40
Looks like wonderful work.

Peter De Smidt
4-Apr-2015, 13:25
It looks like a great exhibit. I wish that I could see it in person.

Randy Moe
4-Apr-2015, 14:30
I just got the latest 'View Camera' magazine.

Jake Shivery is featured.

:)

Drew Wiley
8-Apr-2015, 16:28
Hmm... I should check out the scene in Portland again. Gotta put my wife on the plane to there in about an hour. Won't have much chance to visit there again until after I retire at the end of the yr., but I never did spend a lot of time in town... After time spent taking care of needs of aging in-laws, always too tempted to head into the Gorge, or up trail on Mt Hood or even Rainier. Still have some 8x10 shots I haven't printed yet from the last round. Too rheumatism-prone to actually live in that damp climate myself, and the overcast gray skies give me migraines. But it is a nice area to visit for a week or so at a time. And I always come back with
a least a few really good shots.

Tobias Key
9-Apr-2015, 06:33
I like his work, but I must admit I find the processing idiosyncrasies spoil some of the images. The forth image looks as if it has bromide drag in the top portion of the frame.

chad23
6-May-2015, 11:48
That sad clown scared me.
Anyway, amazing works. Very atmospheric.

Peter Gomena
6-May-2015, 15:57
I work at Newspace, saw the show for a month, enjoyed it while it was up, and came to the conclusion that until I have taken time, energy and money to mount 60 prints in an exhibition, I wouldn't nitpick it. It was a fun, engaging show with some very fine images that drew a lot of attention.

Carl J
6-May-2015, 16:17
I work at Newspace, saw the show for a month, enjoyed it while it was up, and came to the conclusion that until I have taken time, energy and money to mount 60 prints in an exhibition, I wouldn't nitpick it. It was a fun, engaging show with some very fine images that drew a lot of attention.

+1 Amen.

Sal Santamaura
6-May-2015, 17:14
Nice work. However, he needs to run another Kickstarter campaign and pick up a Jobo. Lots of tray (or hanger)-processing artifacts on those negatives. :)


I like his work, but I must admit I find the processing idiosyncrasies spoil some of the images. The forth image looks as if it has bromide drag in the top portion of the frame.


I work at Newspace, saw the show for a month...I wouldn't nitpick it...This is a forum dedicated to large format photography. Pointing out sheet film processing flaws is not nitpicking. It's simply accurate observing. Hopefully a benefit to anyone interested in improving their practice of the craft this site revolves around.