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Galaxy is a monochrome image showing a nautilus shell that has been cut in half. The sectioned shell is seen nearly edge-on as an open spiral on a black background.
This image was created on 8x10 inch black-and-white sheet film in an antique Kodak 2-D view camera mounted with a 210mm/f-5.6 Schneider Symmar lens. Specific exposure information is un-recorded. The film used was Kodak Ektascan, an emulsion used in medical ultra-sound imaging through the early 20000s. It was developed in its proper chemistry in a clinical darkroom. Medical imaging is digital now and this film is no longer available. The negative has been digitally scanned and is presented here as an archival ink-jet print.
The shell was placed before the camera with support from behind (away from the viewer) in a dimly lit room. A diffused strobe was placed on the leftt. By exposing for the highlights with a higher shutter speed, the background and support were under-exposed and allowed to go black. A white card on the right side was placed to open up the shadow areas some.
This is one image in a larger body of work involving Nautilus shells, in whole, and in section as presented here. This series was begun when I first returned to photography after my vision deteriorated and represents mu creative inner vision at that time.
Galaxy has been selected for the Shared Visions 2014-2015 Exhibition sponsored by the Marshall B.Ketchum University. I
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In late 2002 became legally blind. One eye has no useful vision; the other has severely degraded vision. Yet, I see. There are some things that I can no longer do at all, and many things that I must now do differently. Photography is one of them. I create photographic images using ...read more