Fotografia de gran formato, 20x25 (8x10"), large format photography from Ledicia Audiovisual on Vimeo.
Next time a digital photographer tries to argue that there is as much skill and involvement in using a DSLR as there is in film photography, show them this video. It's only a few minutes long but it gives a nice flavour of what it's like using a 10x8 Wista camera. It's so easy to pick up a 35mm SLR and snap away but LF is a real labour of love. Photographer Luis Placido used long-expired Tri X sheet film and developed the negative in ABC pyro, contact printing the image.
My own LF efforts have ground to a halt somewhat. I'm in a bit of a photographic rut where it seems too much bother hauling the Speed Graphic around when an OM2 is just so much more convenient. It's happened before and it will no doubt pass. I'm pretty sure it's got something to do with the summer months: I just can't get inspired by fair weather and it's been very nice in my neck of the woods for several weeks. At times, it's an effort picking up the OM2 to be honest.
There are a few things that are distracting me as well. Most immediate is the kitchen which I'm in the middle of redecorating. I've also just added to my classic bicycle collection with a 1948 Hobbs of Barbican which was a barn find that needs a complete restoration. And on the horizon is a classic car which should be sitting in my garage within a few weeks and which will take up a lot of time over the winter as it, too, needs a lot of work done to it. I'll not say what it is just yet - although it's nothing exotic - because the deal isn't done yet.
So, in the midst of all that, I've tended to forget about my photography, something that I'll put right soon enough I'm sure.