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goamules
31-May-2017, 12:38
I'm trying to figure out what lens he used. In a few shots online you see his SLR Graflex, and there is a no glass in the front, but a barrel. I think it was some kind of soft focus, meniscus lens, but can't determine the type.

https://petapixel.com/2017/05/13/photographer-shoots-f1-1913-graflex-4x5-view-camera/
https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/jason-paul-f1-photographer-104-year-old-camera

ghostcount
31-May-2017, 13:22
Love it!

https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/17493781_1793531844307220_2877906629834047488_n.jpg

"One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?"

Jim Noel
31-May-2017, 13:39
I suggest it is a Wollaston single meniscus lens w/o a diaphragm.

Mark Sampson
31-May-2017, 15:06
Well, let's hope that his pictures get published. I'd like to see his results. Having shot motorsports (SCCA Pro Rally) with a 4x5 view camera long ago, I have an idea of what he was up against.

EdSawyer
1-Jun-2017, 06:03
Too bad his work mostly sucks.

LabRat
1-Jun-2017, 06:20
I suggest it is a Wollaston single meniscus lens w/o a diaphragm.

Actually, there might be a iris or Waterhouse stop in front, but yes, possibly a single meniscus or rear component of a convertible (SF?) lens...

But bringing that rig to F1 racing would be like bringing a raincoat to the Gobi Desert... (Hope he's shooting the stands...)

But hey, what else is also out of place in that photo (where's Waldo)??? (Like those other guys REALLY need those flashes on their heavy tele cameras in sunlight!?!!!) Or is that Graflex photographer the actor Sam Shepard??? (Not...)

Ahem,

Steve K

BrianShaw
1-Jun-2017, 06:26
Too bad his work mostly sucks.

It looks much better if one considers it "art". :o

But in general I totally agree. This is another case where there is more of an infatuation with the gear than with the image.

LabRat
1-Jun-2017, 06:34
It looks much better if one considers it "art". :o

But in general I totally agree. This is another case where there is more of an infatuation with the gear than with the image.

Hey Brian, just add "center" after "art"... (I just looked at the article...) ;-(

SK

jnanian
1-Jun-2017, 07:11
its too bad people have to be so negative.

Louis Pacilla
1-Jun-2017, 07:29
its too bad people have to be so negative.

I totally agree with you.

Hey at least it's positive exposure for both film and vintage gear usage and I really like a few of his images in the article.

jp
1-Jun-2017, 07:50
more great photos here.

https://www.instagram.com/lollipopmagazine/

goamules
1-Jun-2017, 08:30
It's subjective. I like many of his F1 race photos. But I like soft focus. I doubt he'd use an unknown origin "wolleston" lens. And I'm not seeing any chromatic distortion to indicate it's a single. Probably a double, behind the iris, like a Spencer Portland.

EdWorkman
1-Jun-2017, 11:10
Holy hamhocks
Would it be asking so much for the guy to present ONE pic that shows the real capabilities of the Graflex and a real lens?
Art -schmart
But I love the emperors new suit

Jim Graves
1-Jun-2017, 11:33
Too bad his work mostly sucks.

I quite like his work ... the second article linked by the OP has a better selection of photos than the first.

Interesting that he was an Art Center graduate ... a pretty big percentage of car designers came out of Art Center. One of my favorite photographers was Per Volquartz ... also an Art Center alum.

Mark Sawyer
1-Jun-2017, 11:42
It's odd that he never used the Graflex to achieve the distorted look the focal plane shutter is known for with fast-moving subjects, especially race cars.

jp
1-Jun-2017, 16:15
Lartigue didn't use a graflex for his famous bent wheel photo, but it's still inspiring. I'm going to try it with a graflex this summer...I intend to burn a few sheets of fuji instant figuring it out.

jp
1-Jun-2017, 18:56
There's a video posted to the Instagram link above with camera and lens close ups

stawastawa
2-Jun-2017, 00:02
kind of a bent wheel here:
https://petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2017/05/CA15Race_3829-800x616.jpg

Mark Sawyer
2-Jun-2017, 01:05
kind of a bent wheel here:


Maybe by mistake, but good enough for "Fine Art"...

Mark Sawyer
2-Jun-2017, 01:09
Lartigue didn't use a graflex for his famous bent wheel photo, but it's still inspiring. I'm going to try it with a graflex this summer...I intend to burn a few sheets of fuji instant figuring it out.


Well, there you go...

jp
2-Jun-2017, 04:41
The particular Nettel camera Lartigue used remain pretty expensive on Ebay ($1000ish last time I looked with no guarantee of shutter function) so if this guy got a little bit of the bent wheel/car, it's worth trying with what I own already. I have shot motorsports with a speed graphic, so I really like this thread and subject.

jnanian
2-Jun-2017, 05:41
here's a thread from a while ago about the pan/shutter/camera
and it even has a groovy film
http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?31903-Jacques-Henri-Lartigue-and-his-camera

BrianShaw
2-Jun-2017, 06:18
Hey Brian, just add "center" after "art"... (I just looked at the article...) ;-(

SK

:o

I just looked at the pictures and skimmed the article... apparently too quickly. Oh, an Art Center grad... then his work is fantastic. I was mistaken.

BrianShaw
2-Jun-2017, 06:19
I quite like his work ... the second article linked by the OP has a better selection of photos than the first.

Interesting that he was an Art Center graduate ... a pretty big percentage of car designers came out of Art Center. One of my favorite photographers was Per Volquartz ... also an Art Center alum.

Art Center really does have a stellar reputation and a catalogue of stellar graduates!