Cell block 14 at Eastern State Penitentiary. This particular cell block was built in 1926 and was the second ESP's three story cell blocks. Construction was done primarily using prison labor. Light streams down from the third floor skylights through a series of grates in the ceilings and floors illuminating the floors below. The prison is located on Fairmont Avenue in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and was built in 1829 and closed in 1971 remaining abandoned for several decades before being re-opened to the public as a history museum. A great, tripod friendly, place to spend a full day of photography.
Sakai Toyo 5x7" large format metal field camera with 4x5" film back.
150mm Caltar-S II F 5.6 lens in Copal BT shutter.
Ilford Delta 100 B&W film, shot at ISO 100.
Exposure, including reciprocity compensation, was 1 1/2 minutes at F32.
Developed in Rodinal/Adox Adonal 1:50 dilution for 13 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius in Mod54 daylight developing tank.
4x5" negative scanned with Epson V600.