My good friend Bearenice Abbott enjoying her copy of Gregory Crewdson's "Beneath The Roses" in the comfort of her reading chair. You'll be seeing more of Bearenice throughout this project. She is, of course, named after the American photographer Berenice Abbott who is most famous for her street photography in New York and Paris starting in the 1920s.
Camera: Calumet 45NX 4x5 large format monorail view camera.
Lens: Rodenstock Geronar 150mm F6.3 lens in a Copal 0 shutter. Carl-Zeiss Softar-1 filter on lens to add some edge softness.
Lighting: Single Alien Bees B800 studio strobe @ 1/2 power in a 22" soft white beauty dish with diffusion sock, positioned camera left. A 45" silver reflector on reflector stand positioned to camera right to bounce some light back onto the subject. Strobe triggered with PocketWizard Plus II radio triggers.
Film: Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Negative Film, shot at 200 ISO.
Exposure: 1/30th second @ F22.
Development: Self Developed in Kodak Xtol 1+2 dilution in Paterson Universal Tank using the Taco Method. 13 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius. Tap water stop bath. Ilford Rapid Fixer. Photo-Flo rinse.
Scanning: Negative scanned with Epson V600 in two scans and merged back together in PhotoShop since the V600 doesn't natively support 4x5 scans in one pass.