I have managed to create around 20 or so negatives in the past couple of months on large format alone, these have been across different shoots with around 10 or more individuals.
Firstly these ideas to document musicians, producers and creatives on Large Format have been in my mind for a while, well since I have been inspired by people I consider great artists and individuals during my time at university. Obviously the lockdown has completely disrupted everyone. But no matter what, I have tried to hold onto my ideas of creating the quality of work I aspire to, as I explained in my initial proposal that I wish to step up in the technical side of my practise because I want to set levels within my work that are not easy to be reached ever again, hence the use of the universities equipment (Large Format) in which I find most challenging. If I don't bring forward those ideas and make the most of it then what else.
So I have shot the work, Developed most of them by myself, some I got developed at the Darkroom business at the end of the High Street, they are amazing in there, extremely attentive to film and its archival care. Some of the film I developed and scanned using the universities equipment, this was a fun rewarding part of the project that gave me a lot of success. Not all of the negatives came out as I hoped, some with light leaks and dirt marks from the poorly cared for dark-slides. I have achieved some really nice portraits, that are completely different to anything I have made before using standard 35mm and 120 films. The frames on these photos are lovely, some of them have a light leak around the edges and places where the film has stuck to the dark-slides on the inside, so they are naturally inset into a 5x4 frame of light and imperfection.