Front Porch Project

A long overdue post back from the 2020 COVID era – I certainly wasn’t the only photographer who came across this idea and had fun with it. To photograph people in our community from the CDC social distancing guidelines. Observe the boundary placed before us and make something with it.

Shot on a few formats – the bulk of what is shown is shot on a Pentax 6×7 medium format body with the 105/2.4 lens; there’s a couple shot on the Mamiya 645 1000s. All black and white images are shot on Kodak TriX 400 film. I hand processed the negatives at home and scanned these myself using the Epson V500 flatbed scanner. The color shots were shot on the long discontinued and Fuji Fp-100c peel-a-part film, shot using the Intrepid 4×5 Field Camera and Nikkor 180/5.6 and a Polaroid back.

I had quite a bit of difficulty with the instant peel-a-part film and the Intrepid Camera. For me it’s far too janky to be trust worthy in the field – the Polaroid back is bulky and the camera isn’t stable enough to support it all. The ground glass “locking” mechanism isn’t strong enough to lock things in effectively. Additionally lining up the shot was difficult as the peel-a-part film isn’t the same format as the 4×5 camera so the coverage is different.

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    Taylor Jones Photo

    Serving Seattle/Tacoma and the PNW

    Taylor Jones Photo

    Serving Tacoma, Seattle and the Northwest