Durham, NC
30x40 inch mounted metallic C-print

This was one of my early forays into shooting with an old 8x10 view camera, which allows very precise focus while the rest of the scene seems to swirl and blend into the atmosphere. As is often the case, I saw this scene after I had packed up my gear for the night and was ready to leave. I had parked in an abandoned lot, and when I started the car and turned my headlights on, this was the scene before me. I couldn't leave this scene behind so I unpacked my gear for a little more shooting. Car headlamps are extremely bright light sources, of course, but even so, 8x10 cameras need so much light to expose the film that it was an still an exposure somewhere in the 6-minute range.


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