A blend of film based equipment and material with current technology is employed to create the images. The use of highest quality traditional lenses delivers “natural” captures (or scans) requiring a minimal amount of adjustment in editing software. Thus the amount of noise and digital artifacts introduced by the algorithms of the adjustment software is minimized.
This allows for an image that is more true to the original visualization of the photographer and has a more traditional photographic look. Also it possible to produce large scale photographs and maintain quality.
Various types of equipment, methods and material have been employed over the years.
Early photographs where captured on black and white or colour negative or on colour transparency film. Formats where 4″x5″, 2.25″x3.25″ and 35mm.
All prints are now done as digital giclee (inkjet) from high resolution scans of the original film or for current work, captured with a digital sensor. Adjustments are made to produce print ready files, these may be produced in the photographer’s studio or in close collaboration with a professional printmaster.
Paper is high quality, heavy weight, archival, natural white stock.
Current equipment employed is primarily Hasselblad V system cameras and lenses including Flexbody for some work. Lenses are all Zeiss CF or newer series. Capture is effected on a 39MP Hasselblad removable camera back that can be exchanged for a film transport back at any time while working. The 39MP back balances pixel size (a very large 6.8um) and resolution.
Photographic studies and sketches are done on film with a Leica M6.