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CAROLINE WITH GRAFLEX

 

My R B super D graflex was used as a 4×5 camera for portraits. The image was not inverted but eventally I stopped using it because of the lack of depth of field and dust that migrated onto every film holder.

SELF PORTRAIT, CRANES BEACH, NOV 1971

While in my graduate class at M. I. T. another student and I went to Cranes Beach. It was 23 F and I had red LL Bean long underwear on. I set the camera, focused on the shadow, metered it and my friend, Donald Woodman, tripped the shutter as I called out to him. I dressed quickly but clumbsily as my feet were frozen like blocks. Later, once we were in the car, Donald told me two little old ladies had stood on the bluff above and watched the whole production.

Shot with a 4×5 Sinar view camera using 100 asa film and developed in Versapan.