large format street portraits, part 1 of a continuing series

In an effort to improve my portrait photography and use as much film as I can, I’ve been setting up my large format camera on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall and either asking people if they’d like photos, or waiting for people to approach me to talk about the camera and then get a photo taken. The latter happens more often than you’d think. A large format camera is an unusual looking object, and people want to talk about it.

Anyway. These are my first set of shots, taken over the course of last fall. Let me know what you think.

Camera: Intrepid 4x5 | Lens: Nikkor-W 210mm f/5.6 | Film: Kodak Tri-X 320.

silk mill building

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From the website:

The Silk Mills Building is classified under the National Register of Historic Places Collection through the National Park Service for its history as the oldest surviving factory building in the City and for its architecture. Built in 1895, this two-story brick, light and airy building served as a silk mill owned by D. G. Dery, Inc., a company which owned and operated more than thirty factories throughout the east coast. This particular factory closed in 1922.

Camera: Intrepid 4x5 | Lens: Fujinon-W 125mm f/5.6 | Film: Kodak Tri-X 320.