Name: Alan Brock
Location: Athens, TN
Description: I’ve been shooting large format since 2013. I use a 4×5 camera and frequently bring it along on backpacking and extended hiking trips. While I enjoy the high quality images that this format produces, it’s the entire process of creating an image that appeals to me most. Most of my work is from the mountains close to home in East Tennessee or in the desert Southwest.
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Name: Alex Burke
Description: I’m a large format landscape photographer from Greeley, Colorado. Working with a 4×5″ view camera, I photograph the majestic beauty of the off-the-beaten-path wilderness areas as well as the subtleties of the Great Plains. At home in places far and remote, the best images are created by taking the time to really get to know a place and growing a deeper connection with the landscape.
For educational tips on film landscape photography, check out my blog posts and ebooks here: http://www.alexburkephoto.com/educational-blog-posts/
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Name: Ben Horne
Location: San Diego, CA
Description: I have been shooting large format since 2009, and work primarily with an 8×10 view camera. I enjoy returning to the same locations again and again, and I really enjoy getting to know a location. Please be sure to check out my instagram and my youtube channel where I share the experience of my solo photography trips across the American Southwest.
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Name: J. Riley Stewart
Location: Mid-Atlantic Region, USA
Description: I learned long ago that to make really large, elegant, high fidelity prints, you have to start with really beautiful large negatives. That’s especially true for scenes captured from nature that are full of fine textures and dynamic light. Having used medium format film cameras for 20 years, I started using 4×5 cameras in 2009 to give me the best advantage for making those beautiful large negatives.
I’ve traveled through Europe and the American West over the years. But these days I find my favorite places to photograph are nearer my home in northern Virginia. The middle Appalachians in Virginia and West Virginia completely satisfy my appetite for nature, but I also love photographing the South Carolina Low Country around Charleston and of course, the Great Smoky Mountains. My artistic themes range from pure nature, romantic landscapes, pastoral settings, still-lifes, and an eclectic variety of single-themed photographic projects.
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Name: Justin Lowery
Location: Southern California, USA
I’ve been creating art in the medium of photography for about 12 years, producing over 2 million exposures. I’ve worked with digital compact, Micro 4/3rds, APS-C, 35mm digital, 35mm film, 645 & 6×7 medium format film, and currently work in 4×5 & 8×10-inch large format film. My current tools are the Intrepid 4×5 & 8×10 field cameras, which I like due to their extremely light weight, simple, durable design, and low cost. My photographic home is in the desert canyons and dunes of the American Southwest, though my love of nature developed during my childhood which was spent roaming the densely forested woodland hills of the rural Northeast in upstate New York. I also enjoy the forests and coastal regions of the American West Coast. My artistic style tends to favor quiet, intimate compositions of peaceful scenes in relatively unknown locations.
I publish regular issues of a photographic journal, or “Zine,” which you can pick up copies of on my website here.
Name: Gevork Mosesi
Location: San Diego, CA
I began my photographic journey in the mid 1990’s with the legendary Canon AE-1 which still works till this day. In 2011, I rekindled my love for analog photography, leaving digital photography. I have not looked back since. I primarily use a 4×5 large format camera to make my photographs. I also utilize a 6×17 panoramic camera in the right setting. This format allows for a slower workflow which makes me more aware of the landscape, giving me full control of the image making process, ultimately avoiding multiple unnecessary digital exposures. Most of my work is from the landscapes of the Southwest.
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Name: Martin Quinn
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Description: I purchased my first and so far only large format (4×5) camera in 2005. Living in Phoenix Arizona I spend the majority of my time photographing in and around the southwest.
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Name: Frank Sirona
Description: I´ve been interested in landscape photography since I saw for the first time a number of dye transfer prints made by the pioneer of color landscape photography, Eliot Porter. After my Nikon years, I had a brief affair with a Mamiya 7, until in 2004 I finally upgraded to large format. Since then I´m shooting film using my swiss made 4×5, 5×7, and 8×10 Sinar cameras. Of these, the 5×7 has by far become my favorite, since weight and bulk of a 5×7 are still somehow manageable when air traveling (flying with an 8×10 monorail is a pain, believe me!), while the big groundglass is just a joy and makes composing easier than with a 4×5 camera. Also, I personally do like the 5:7 side ratio much more than the 4:5 ratio of the other two standard large formats. The majority of my work has been done in the Desert Southwest, and I continue returning there whenever I can.