The loneliness of a 185 year old prison cell envelopes the self in ways that one can't imagine unless they have been there, touched the cold broken stone walls and breathed the stale air of its confinement. Eastern State Penitentiary, located on Fairmont Avenue in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 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.
Wratten Yellow # 8 filter on lens to help with contrast.
Ilford Delta 100 B&W film, shot at ISO 100.
Exposure, including reciprocity compensation, was 35 seconds seconds 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.