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5 Frames… Making mistakes with a Graflex Speed Graphic and Arista Ortho 3.0 4×5 film – by Mark Rutledge

The pandemic lockdown probably spawned lots of new behaviors, routines and interests for many people out of sheer boredom. For me, it resurrected a love for the darkroom. I’m an old film guy having studied fine art film photography in college and used film; large format almost exclusively, in my commercial photography days but that […]

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My first roll… Well, plate: 4×5 format J. Lane Speed Dry Plate, El 25, Graflex Speed Graphic + Graflex Optar 135mm f/4.7

I’ve always loved vintage camera equipment. The engineering and care that went into the creation of old cameras have always fascinated me. The science and chemistry of film development have also intrigued me. Who doesn’t want total control of their image from start to finish? So, with all of that in mind, and some free […]

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5 Frames… Around Hai Phong, Vietnam on my 1920 Graflex RB Tele 4×5 and ILFORD HP5 PLUS (4×5 Format / EI 400 / Voigtlander Heliar 210mm f/4.5 c.1920 lens)

I’m from Seattle, WA, US yet I have been overseas for the last 13 years, working, exploring, and experiencing what you see in travel vlogs. I’m now in Hai Phong, Vietnam, around 2 hours to the west of Hanoi on the coast near Ha Long Bay. I arrived from Birmingham, UK with previous stops in […]