Category: 4×5

Untitled Figure Study

Untitled Figure Study with window light.

Shot on Ilford HP5+ 4×5 Film.

Beth MG - Untitled Figure Study

Beth MG – Untitled Figure Study

Model: Beth MG
©2017 scott nichol
unauthorized use prohibited


Complications and Dissonance

Every day has its own navigation of complications and dissonance.

Scan and crop of an Ilford Detla 100 4×5 negative.

Sabryna S – Complications and Dissonance

Sabryna S – Complications and Dissonance

Model: Sabryna S
©2017 scott nichol
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The Complicated Mathematics of Heartbreak

Another successful New55 Film experiment.  Light is a single large soft box to frame left. Full frame scan of the New55 4×5 negative.

Rhus – The Complicated Mathematics of Heartbreak

Rhus – The Complicated Mathematics of Heartbreak

Model: Rhus
©2017 scott nichol
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Almost Home

I now feel like I almost know the way again.  The comforting hum of tires on familiar roads.  Almost home again.

Scan and crop of a 4×5 Ilford 4×5 negative.  There seems to be a slight tilt, perhaps the back wasn’t aligned properly.  It wasn’t intentional, but I like that the focus fades a bit toward her feet.

Zoe CW – Almost Home

Zoe CW – Almost Home

Model: Zoe CW
©2017 scott nichol
no unauthorized use.


The Embracing Warmth of Solitude

Scan and crop of an Ilford Delta 100 4×5 negative.  Illuminated with indirect window light.

I feel like this completes the triptych of the other two similar bench images from this session with Zoe.

Zoe CW - The Embracing Warmth of Solitude

Zoe CW – The Embracing Warmth of Solitude

Model: Zoe CW
©2016 scott nichol
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The Center Does Not Hold

The center does not hold, everything falls apart.

Scan of an Ilford Delta 4×5 negative, shot with a bit of a front lens board tilt for selective focus. Gridded medium sized soft box to frame right.

Zoe CW - The Center Does Not Hold

Zoe CW – The Center Does Not Hold

Model: Zoe CW
©2017 scott nichol
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Goodbye to All That

Figure with bench and window light, alternate take.

Zoe CW – Goodbye to All That

Zoe CW – Goodbye to All That

Model: Zoe CW
©2016 scott nichol
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Longing for Solitude

Figure with bench and window light.

Scan and crop of the 4×5 negative.  I am quite pleased.

enjoy,
scott

Zoe CW - Longing for Solitude

Zoe CW – Longing for Solitude

Model: Zoe CW
©2017 scott nichol
all rights reserved. don’t mess with me right now about that.


Nude, Seated on Rustic Table

Simple nude study with indirect window light on a rustic table.

Scan and cropped from a 4×5 Ilford HP5+ Negative.  Developed in Kodak D76 resulting in a beautiful, creamy, nearly non-existent grain.

Caitie Marie - Nude, Seated on Rustic Table

Caitie Marie – Nude, Seated on Rustic Table

Model: Caitie Marie
©2016 scott nichol
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New 55 Film – Round 2

I’m finally getting back to shooting a bit more and had an afternoon scheduled with an art model yesterday.  I wanted desperately to give my stock of New 55 Film another chance after I’d disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled my film holder.  The results I got were much better and far more promising than my earlier experiments, though getting everything to work properly wasn’t without challenges.  I was able to get one sheet into the film holder, get the sleeve pulled off to expose the film, and make an exposure.  The problems came when I tried to shoot another frame and couldn’t get the sleeve to release inside the film holder, thus making an exposure impossible.  This is not the fault of the film itself, more likely a problem with my film holder not grabbing the clip at the end of the envelope.

Ultimately, the result I got was very promising, but I think I might have fogged or solarized the film a little bit because I didn’t protect the negative properly when transferring to the fixer (I pulled the negative off the backing paper, thus exposing the unfixed negative.  The image is really sharp, especially considering it was a 1/2 second exposure.

New 55 Test: Nude Figure with Window Light

New 55 Test: Nude Figure with Window Light

Model: Caitie Marie
©2016 scott nichol
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