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Old August 17th, 2010, 11:30 PM
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philip, somber

Our beloved pastor's son, done last evening at the farmer's market. They left Nevada this AM to take him to Virginia Tech. Philip has a brilliant mind and a sweet spirit.

I consider this portrait to be just about as 'straight' as a portrait can be. Done in open shade with the 8X10 Kodak camera and a Bausch & Lomb petzval portrait lens. 15" f5 wide open @ 1/25th second.
This is an interesting shot. There's a sense of great reserve in strength and quiet confidence as well as peace of mind. I'd have thought this was a portrait of a gut going to the marines and destined to become a great officer! He's one lucky guy to have you take this picture. This man is at the cusp of great changes. He'll meet such a spread of new people and ideas. That's a huge challenge and even a culture shock. Doubtless he'll make great friends there and do himself proud. He seems very fit. Does he do sports or is he a workout type?

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I have resposted this picture as a tribute to the pastor and to the unique character of portraits using Petzval, projector and soft focus lenses, by what ever means available.

I hope you will add your own favorites.

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In order to approach this kind of work, we must think of the brutally clinical photographs made with bitingly sharp high contrast lenses that were introduced once film was mastered as a commercial medium.

This constitutes the ethereal escape from that didactic straight jacket.

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