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Magazine for sensual photography
JILL ENFIELD RUDOLF HILLEBRAND ANDREAS WEIDNER JENS WERNER
BETTER NUDE PHOTOS STEP BY STEP (1) HAND-COLORING BLACK AND WHITE IMAGES EASY COLORING: SPOT PENS
FROM THE MOTIF TO THE PHOTO
JENS WERNER – BODYSCAPES
CREATIVE TONING TECHNIQUES – COLOR FOR B/W IMAGES (1)
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE SENSES
Another new photography magazine? Aren’t there enough magazines devoted to photography? On closer examination the number of photography magazines has decreased rather than increased in recent years. New magazines, mainly devoted to new digital media, have come onto the market. I by no means wish to call these into question – both ways of taking photographs have their place, so this question is superfluous. I would like this magazine to promote the peaceful coexistence of analog and digital photography – with equal status. It’s not the means to the end which counts, but the end itself – and the two routes to the goal can be equally interesting. Practiced with knowledge, care and commitment both methods of picture-taking can convey all the art, mood and beauty that this medium is capable of. Photography for the senses – this is the defining theme of this new magazine. Naturally it is concerned with erotic photography to a large extent (although there are many bad examples in this field), but the thematic net will be cast wider: sophisticated, esthetic nude and erotic photographs on the one hand, but also sensual photography in other fields such as landscape, portraits, still life and experimental photography on the other hand. This ambitious aim is emphasized by a
fitting standard of presentation: a clear, unfussy layout on the one hand and outstanding paper and printing quality on the other hand – to present artistic, demanding photography in the way it deserves. This respectful approach also means that no typesetting is allowed to destroy the impact of a photograph, a practice which can be widely observed in countless publications – including, unfortunately, many photography magazines. If the sensuality which the photographer felt at the moment when he pressed the shutter release is revealed in the resulting photograph, if it is composed with devotion and photographic skill, and processed with care to the highest technical standards, the criteria for a publication in this magazine are fulfilled. If you believe that your photographs meet these criteria you are cordially invited to share their sensuality with the readers. The editorial concept will also include didactic articles about techniques of taking and processing photographs – both conventionally in the darkroom as well as digitally; about the creation of outstanding photographs; and background information about the ideas and philosophy of individual photographers. Information on exhibitions and workshops as well as book reviews will round off the editorial spectrum. The major focus however will be on portfolios of outstanding photographers, enabling you to build up a valuable collection of exceptional photographic works. In each of these fields your contribution is warmly welcomed.
Photo: Christos Manousakis
NUDE PHOTO 1/03 Front cover: Jens Werner Back cover: Rudolf Hillebrand 05 . Her work can be seen in many exhibitions and publications. 24___ HAND-COLORING WITH A SYSTEM Photo: Rudolf Hillebrand To complement the article on hand-coloring in this edition. 44___ PORTFOLIO JILL ENFIELD Jill Enfield. Photo: Andreas Weidneer 5 0 ___LARGE FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHY The deluxe wooden Tachihara cameras from Japan are a low-cost way to start large format photography. 30___ PORTFOLIO JENS WERNER With his classic nudes. one of the best-known women photographers in the USA. looks at a number of his photos and how they were created in this and the following issues. 26___PROFESSIONAL REPORT Many amateur photographers dream of their own photo studio. presents the first part of a series devoted to this demanding theme. Professional photographer Jens Werner shows how excellent results can be achieved even when space is limited. a keen semi-professional photographer with long experience in nude photography. the photographer from Rodgau near Frankfurt demonstrates a mastery of lighting. 52___ DARKROOM TECHNIQUE This first article by darkroom expert Wolfgang Moersch presents some fascinating developing and toning techniques. this article introduces the SpotPens made in the USA. 36___ FROM THE MOTIF TO THE PHOTO Photo: Rudolf Hillebrand Andreas Weidner. 18___ PORTFOLIO RUDOLF HILLEBRAND NUDE PHOTO publisher Rudolf Hillebrand presents a selection of hand-colored black and white nudes. and she also gives workshops on this and other alternative techniques. a leading expert in perfect black and white photography and darkroom work. 38___ PORTFOLIO ANDREAS WEIDNER High-class large format photography: NUDE PHOTO introduces the well-known photographer from Abstatt with a selection of pictures from his book „Coastal Romance“.CONTENTS 06___ THE BASICS OF NUDE PHOTOGRAPHY Michael Hein. colors black and white photos. 12___ HAND-COLORING B/W IMAGES Photo: Michael Hein This technique from the early days of photography still has a special appeal today.
WO R K S H O P B e t t e r N u d e P h o t o s – S t e p by S t e p ( 1 ) THE BASICS OF NUDE PHOTOGRAPHY MANY AN AMBITIOUS AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER WOULD SURELY LIKE TO TRY HIS HAND AT NUDE PHOTOGRAPHY BUT DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO APPROACH THE SUBJECT. HAS TAUGHT HIMSELF AN ASTONISHING AMOUNT. IN THIS FIRST ARTICLE HE DISCUSSES GENERAL POINTS WHICH EVERY PHOTOGRAPHER SHOULD TAKE NOTE OF. 06 NUDE PHOTO 1/03 . AND PASSES ON HIS KNOW-HOW TO OTHER INTERESTED PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THIS SERIES. MICHAEL HEIN. WHO INITIALLY HAD THE SAME PROBLEM.
it is necessary to pay attention to differences in brightness. This is not simple. Many people have their photograph taken professionally only once in their lifetime.that is. As an old hand with the camera you will find that being in front of the lens and being behind it are completely different situations. On the other hand. Although you operate with cameras and lighting equipment all the time. gives instructions which are heard but not understood. do not flood the shot with reflecting screens. It is therefore truly a special occasion. The stress felt by the model is especially apparent if she confuses instructions for left and right or arms and legs. The photographer. in order to make a good impression. of yourself taken by a person you do not know. as every model has her own personality and individual traits of character. She perceives it as her opponent. Now she is placed alone on a „stage“ flooded with light . The only approach is to take measurements and reposition the lights constantly. The most important point first: you must help your model to relax! So that you can put yourself in the model‘s position it is absolutely necessary to have portraits. A variation of just half a stop within a surface can make the skin appear gray. She may even have been to the hairdresser. The model will When this was taken I owned only a Multiblitz Minilite 200 with a silver-coated standard reflector.WO R K S H O P Standard reflector as the only light source Film: Agfapan APX 400. or better still nude photos. exposed as ISO 100/21º Camera: Mamiya RB 67 Pro-S with Sekor-C 50 mm NUDE PHOTO 1/03 07 . even you will feel a certain nervousness take hold. exposed as ISO 160/23º (with yellow filter 2x = 80/20º ASA) Camera: 35mm with 55mm lens EVERY SUCCESSFUL PHOTO IS based as much on your ability to make personal contact and work well with your model as on your technical photographic skills. or the image will seem flat and uninteresting. which makes them tense. its black eye as something merciless and unrelenting. obscured by darkness. where smaller reflectors are normally used. Last but not least a camera is there too. The photo top left: What? Me in front of the camera? Why not? It is the only fast and honest way to experience what goes on in the model‘s mind. if at all. of course. Reflector for reducing the contrast and for lighting the background In a home studio. make efforts to appear as photogenic as possible. in a situation she has never yet experienced. If you enjoy working with people you should not find it difficult to increase the impact of your photos by using a little psychology. The advice „just relax“ leads to the exact opposite in this situation. The light is similar to that of a compact flash – but much less „inhibited“. Softbox als main light Film: Agfapan APX 100. ready to reveal everything.
SENSITIVE COLOR MOODS WHICH ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE IN NORMAL COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY. old factories and similar locations. 12 NUDE PHOTO 1/03 . Hand-Coloring Black and White Images SENSUAL COLORS IN THE EARLY DAYS OF PHOTOGRAPHY.WO R K S H O P The broken colors achieved by hand-coloring b/w images are perfectly suited for decaying environments. where the subtle hues have an appeal of their own. HOWEVER. AS COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY WAS NOT INVENTED UNTIL DECADES LATER. THIS DELICATE TECHNIQUE HAS TO BE MASTERED PERFECTLY TO PRODUCE THE DESIRED EFFECT: SUBTLE. EXPRESSIVE COMPONENT. TODAY HAND-COLORING BLACK AND WHITE IMAGES IS AN APPEALING WAY TO GIVE MONOCHROME SUBJECTS A HIGHLY PERSONAL. For this reason I often take nude and erotic photographs which are intended for subsequent hand-coloring in dilapidated houses. HAND-COLORING MONOCHROME IMAGES WAS A COMPROMISE.
which in my opinion has the advantage of eliminating or at least reducing the superficial or provocative character of some erotic motifs. and hand-coloring is perfectly suited to this. Photographs with a personal touch Today. possibly even a romantic mood. Nowadays this technique is a welcome method of imbuing photographs with a touch of nostalgia and giving them an individual appearance. it is sensible to make a virtue out of necessity and try to achieve a discreet. and picture postcards of cities were the usual hand-colored subjects. the original photograph remains unaltered. Which subjects are suitable for hand-coloring? This question like many others cannot be answered exactly. and the mystery conveyed by the former cemetery. As with all techniques applied after taking the original photograph. many people wish to give their photos an individual style. Even today these early forerunners of color photography can be found on flea markets: portraits. NUDE PHOTO 1/03 13 . Depending on the paper/toner combination a wide variety of brown tones can be achieved. restrained. the advantage lies in the fact that the basic image. although the original reason for handcoloring has disappeared.WO R K S H O P BEFORE THE DEVELOPMENT OF color photography. sepia toning is recommended before coloring. greeting cards for Easter. anniversaries or weddings. there must be other reasons for choosing the process. the only way of achieving a more or less natural rendering of the image was to add color subsequently. This is reinforced by the diagonal of the tree and the direction in which the model is looking. Christmas. As the subtle color hues make it impossible to achieve dramatic effects. To create a more intense or even brooding at- If a mood of heaviness is intended. After all. As the technique of adding color afterwards cannot – and should not – imitate a color photograph. or to emphasize such a mood by coloring. but of course some motifs are more appropriate than others. This photograph derives its appeal from the contrast of moods: the subtly erotic. nude and erotic subjects are without doubt particularly suitable for hand-coloring. which material he chooses and which subjects he prefers as the basis for his work. Unsatisfactory results can simply be discarded and the process repeated under different conditions. As the illustrations to this article show. it depends on the ideas (and also abilities) of the individual user which technique he applies.
THE FACT REMAINS THAT THIS TECHNIQUE HOLDS A PARTICULAR FASCINATION FOR ME.P O RT F O L I O RUDOLF HILLEBRAND WHAT WAS THE IMPULSE FOR MY INTEREST IN NUDE PHOTOGRAPHY IN GENERAL. WHICH HAS NOT DIMINISHED. AND COLORING BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS IN PARTICULAR? IN RETROSPECT I CAN NO LONGER IDENTIFY A SPECIFIC OCCASION. CONTACT: RUDOLF HILLEBRAND • KIEFERNWEG 21 • D-41470 NEUSS • GERMANY TEL. AN IMPERFECT REPRODUCTION OF NATURE.: 02137/77676.NUDEANDPHOTO. FAX: 02137/77635 E-MAIL: HILLEBRAND@NUDEANDPHOTO. R.H. THE MUTED. WHICH IS HEIGHTENED BY THE CHOICE OF CORRESPONDING LOCATIONS. THE COLORING OF PHOTOGRAPHS. MORE THAN ALMOST ANY OTHER METHOD OF MANIPULATION – IF THIS SOMEWHAT DISPARAGING TERM IS AT ALL APPROPRIATE HERE – MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO INTRODUCE A SENSUALITY WHICH HAS ITS RIGHTFUL PLACE IN NUDE PHOTOGRAPHY. BROKEN COLORS.COM Photo: Christos Manousakis 18 NUDE PHOTO 1/03 . LEND TO EROTIC SCENES A NOSTALGIC OR MORBID TOUCH.COM WEB: WWW.
.VARIATIONS ON A MOTIF: BY COLORING BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS. THE EFFECT OF THE IMAGE CAN BE CREATED INDIVIDUALLY – AND EVERY RESULT IS UNIQUE.
as Spot Pens make color-mixing unnecessary – they are sold in different sets. where these handy pens are produced. employ them on a regular basis. Once you have acquired a taste for this technique.PRODUCT REVIEW Four colors are enough to conjure an attractive hand-colored print from a black-and-white motif. This is not merely practical. and they are now spreading to other countries too. Easy and convenient: SpotPens HAND-COLORING WITH A SYSTEM FOR HAND-COLORING BLACK-AND-WHITE PRINTS THERE IS A CHOICE OF NUMEROUS MATERIALS. each of which consists of eight pens with a precisely defined color. All the more reason for photographers who set their sights high and want to try out this technique to be glad of any means of facilitating the work – and this is definitely what the Spot Pens do. IT TAKES PRACTICE TO COLOR black-and-white photos successfully: an even application of the color is not achieved at the first try. ALL OF WHICH FIT THE BILL. you will surely buy the supplementary sets one by one to create further nuances and finer effects. IT IS A QUESTION OF PERSONAL PREFERENCE. as the clear 24 NUDE PHOTO 1/03 . This is not surprising. Many users in the USA. READY-MIXED IN FINELY-GRADED HUES THEY CONTAIN THE COLOR IN PEN FORM. it also eliminates one factor of uncertainty. AN INTERESTING ALTERNATIVE TO THE MOST WIDELY-USED MATERIALS – THE APPLICATION OF RETOUCHING PAINT OR THE POPULAR TRANSPARENT MARSHALL PHOTO OILS – ARE SPOT PENS.
therefore. a remover pen and a sponge are all you need to enter the world of hand-coloring. The Spot Pens too have their own characteristics. Along with a special solution for moisturizing the paper (important for even application of the color).PRODUCT REVIEW Starter kit group 1 (left). marking of the pens improves the reproducibility of the results. as the user will discover when coloring with them the first time. Whether you chose landscapes. particularly skin tones. Even though slight variations between several colorings of one and the same print cannot be ruled out. This means on the one hand that the print density has to be lower than usual. The group 1 beginner‘s set contains eight common basic colors which can be used with good results for many different motifs. Rudolf Hillebrand Simple subjects without too many fine details are best when taking your first steps at handcoloring. On the other hand it is then possible to color very light areas. or only after intensive treatment. but it does not take long to get a feel for it. While the paper . nudes or stillife as your themes – if perfectly done the results are always appealing. These colors need to be handled with care. With increased practice and more ambitious aims. A moisturizing agent. At around $40 the price of the starter set is not sky high – no obstacle to the spread of the technique of hand-coloring. brown and green come out much more intensively. sets with either a broad or a fine tip can be purchased. so that the color intensity can to some extent be reduced if it has been applied too strongly. this is in fact the added attraction of hand-coloring: each result is unique. light foliage or sky. as dark areas of the motif either take no color at all. the set also contains a remover pen and small soft sponge. The colors are purposely highly thinned. NUDE PHOTO 1/03 25 . consisting of eight pens with the most commonly-used colors.fiber and resin-coated paper are equally suitable is slow to take the yellow and blue tones. portraits. which facilitates their use for both beginners and advanced practitioners. which in the past very easily turned out spotty if excessive concentrations of transparent retouching dye were applied. The easy handling leads to success from the very beginning. The wide tip of the pens in this set makes the treatment of subjects with broad surfaces easier.
FILM AND TV. EMPHASIZE SHAPES AND PRESENT BODY LANDSCAPES. 26 NUDE PHOTO 1/03 .P R O F E S S I O N A L R E P O RT Jens Werner BODYSCAPES JENS WERNER HAS BEEN WORKING AS A FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE FRANKFURT-ON-MAIN AREA FOR NINE YEARS. The passing light directed from the Bron spot reflector chisels the contours of the body like a sculpture. HIS PREFERENCE IS FOR THE PLAY OF LIGHT AND SHADE. HE ALSO CONDUCTS SEMINARS AND CREATES WEBSITES AND MULTI-MEDIA APPLICATIONS. THE MAIN THEME OF HIS WORK AND EXHIBITIONS HAS LONG BEEN THE ESTHETIC AND ARTISTIC PORTRAYAL OF THE PURE BEAUTY OF THE HUMAN BODY. IN ORDER TO BRING OUT DETAILS. JOURNALISM. Jens Werner acquired the necessary technical know-how during his apprenticeship in a photo studio and by working intensively at his own photo studies. FASHION. HE HAS RECEIVED COMMISSIONS FROM AGENCIES IN THE FIELDS OF PEOPLE. WHICH HE ALMOST ALWAYS PORTRAYS ANONYMOUSLY IN BLACK-AND-WHITE.
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IN DOING SO HE HAS IMPRESSIVELY DEMONSTRATED THE RESULTS THAT CAN BE ACHIEVED IN LIMITED SPACE – HIS ENTIRE STUDIO COMPRISES A ROOM OF JUST 300 SQUARE FEET. IN THE LAST SEVEN YEARS THE 33-YEAR OLD TRAINED PHOTOGRAPHER FROM RODGAU NEAR FRANKFURT AM MAIN HAS DEVOTED MOST OF HIS UNCOMMISSIONED WORK TO THIS SUBJECT. MOBIL: ++49/0171/6204950.P O RT F O L I O JENS WERNER IF IT WAS UP TO HIM. THE REST IS EXPERT HANDLING OF LIGHT AND SHADE.DE WEB: WWW. JENS WERNER HARBORS NO ILLUSIONS ABOUT FULFILLING HIS WISH IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.JW-PHOTOGRAPHIE.DE • WWW.H.AKT-FOTOGRAFIE. HE WOULD DEVOTE HIMSELF COMPLETELY TO NUDE PHOTOGRAPHY. HIS OTHER RESOURCES ARE ALL THE MORE PROFESSIONAL: A MAMIYA M645 PRO AND A BRONCOLOR FLASH SYSTEM ARE WHAT THIS PASSIONATE PHOTOGRAPHER NEEDS TO SHOW HIS MODELS IN THE RIGHT LIGHT. FAX: ++49/(0)6106/772181 E-MAIL: MAIL@JW-PHOTOGRAPHIE. CONTACT: JENS WERNER • AM WIESENGRUND 16 • D-63110 RODGAU • GERMANY PHONE: ++49/(0)6106/771989. R. BUT AS ONLY VERY FEW PHOTOGRAPHERS CAN MAKE A LIVING FROM THIS OCCUPATION. COUPLED WITH A FEELING FOR SHAPES AND CONTOURS.DE 30 NUDE PHOTO 1/03 .
C R E AT I N G I M AG E S Andreas Weidner FROM THE MOTIF TO THE PHOTO It was a totally unrealistic constellation of clouds which I hadn't seen live nor in different publications about landscape photography what the opposite picture is showing. 36 NUDE PHOTO 1/03 . What cannot be taken from the photograph and what the viewer will also not suppose was the fast and permanently changing of this "carpet of clouds". The development pushed at two stops lead to a good separating contrast in the sky. In order to achieve a better separation between the dark black rocks and the grass area in the low foreground the latter was dodged during exposure. Knowing for certainty that bright environmental light as well as an inaccurate meter cell which is also no exception in actually precise spot meters require a correction of the meter reading I took a substitute reading at close quarters on a spot of adequate brightness.W. To intensify the three-dimensional and "mystic" expression two thirds of the sky were burned in during printing. With respect to my desired interpretation of the subject the shadows of the hill at the left hand down were exposed three steps shorter and thus put onto Zone II. The grey carpet of clouds and the "ground" were merely three f-stops separate from each other apart from small bright spots in the sky). A. Subsequently the upper third of the clouds got another extra dose of light. Knowing that I was confronted with a really unique situation in landscape photography quick reaction was demanded. Eagerly and quickly the solid Gitzo tripod was erected. the Sinar large format camera put on to the heavy Sinar head and lens and compendium attached.
southern Iceland.5 minutes Selenium toner: 2 minutes diluted 1+30 Hot paper drying NUDE PHOTO 1/03 37 . to grade 2) Developing time: 2. August 1999 Exposure data Camera: SINAR C2 Negative size: 8x10“ Lens: Nikkor 450mm/f9 F-stop: 32 Shutter speed: 1/4 second Exposure meter: Pentax Spotmeter V Filter: none Film: Kodak T-max 400 Developing mode: N +2 Developer: D 76 (diluted 1+1) Processing data Paper: Agfa Multicontrast Classic 111 Paper developer: Tetenal Eukobrom 1+15 Grade filter: none (corresponds approx.C R E AT I N G I M AG E S Cloud mass near Skeidflötur.
46 • D-74232 ABSTATT • GERMANY PHONE: 07062/64823 • FAX: 07062/96793 E-MAIL: Photograph: Christian Vogt 38 NUDE PHOTO 1/03 . LEADER OF WORKSHOPS AND FINE ART PRINTER. AFTER „WORKSHOP“. CONSEQUENTLY IT IS ANDREAS WEIDNER´S GOAL TO PASS ON THE HIGH STANDARDS HE PREACHES IN NUMEROUS WORKSHOPS. R.H. HE IS PREPARING FURTHER PUBLICATIONS . „COSTAL ROMANCE“ AND „PATINA“. HIS PERSONAL STANDARDS REMAINED. THE COMPARISON IS MEANT TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY: WEIDNER IS A PERFECTIONIST WHO STARTED OUT AS A MUSICIAN AND MERELY CHANGED INSTRUMENTS. WHILE TRYING TO CARRY THROUGH HIS OWN PROJECTS IN THE LIMITED TIME LEFT TO HIM. IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO NAME ANOTHER PERSON WHO PLAYS ON THE KEYBOARD OF FINE GRAY TONES WITH THE VIRTUOSITY OF THIS WELL-KNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER. ANDREAS WEIDNER´S PHILOSOPHY IS THAT NOTHING SHOULD BE LEFT TO CHANCE – AND THAT THIS IS NOT NECESSARY IF FINELY-TUNED TECHNIQUES OF TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS ARE EXPERTLY AND CONSISTENTLY APPLIED.SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO. CONTACT: ANDREAS WEIDNER AKAZIENSTR.P O RT F O L I O ANDREAS WEIDNER TO INTRODUCE THE AUTHOR OF THE FOLLOWING PHOTOGRAPHS WOULD BE LIKE PREACHING TO THE CHOIR – ANDREAS WEIDNER IS VERY FAMILIAR TO INSIDERS. A BOOK TEACHING THE ZONE SYSTEM.
COM Photo-Imaging Jill Enfield Amphoto.watsonguptill.camerabooks. 150 color illustrations ISBN 0-8174-5399-7 $29. Watson-Guptill. THE SUCCESS OF THIS IS SEEN IN THE FACT THAT JILL ENFIELD´S COLORED PHOTOS HAVE BEEN IN DEMAND FOR YEARS AMONG COMMERCIAL CLIENTS – THE HALEKULANI HOTEL ON HAWAII. NY 10003 TEL: 001 (212) 777-3510 E-MAIL: JILL@JILLENFIELD. WHO GREW UP IN MIAMI BEACH AND NOW LIVES IN NEW YORK. USA 160 pages.com 44 NUDE PHOTO 1/03 . ESPECIALLY WOMEN.com http:/www. USE THIS TECHNIQUE EFFECTIVELY TO LEND A SPECIAL FLAVOUR TO THEIR WORK. AND CONTACT: JILL ENFIELD 211 EAST 18TH STREET APT 2-T NEW YORK. FOR MANY YEARS ONE OF THE BEST-KNOWN PRACTITIONERS IS THE PHOTOGRAPHER JILL ENFIELD.COM WWW.95 Available through http://www.P O RT F O L I O JILL ENFIELD NOWHERE IN THE WORLD DOES THE COLORING OF BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS ENJOY AS MUCH POPULARITY AS IN THE USA. SHE OFTEN USES THE TECHNIQUE IN HER UNCOMMISSIONED WORK. SHE CREATES HER PHOTOS BOTH IN HER HOME COUNTRY AMERICA AND IN EUROPE. MOST OF WHICH ARE TAKEN USING INFRA-RED FILM. EXUDE A CALM AND GENTLENESS WHICH PLEASANTLY SETS THEM APART FROM MUCH WORK BY OTHER CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHERS. HER FIRST ACQUAINTANCE WITH THIS – IN AMERICAN EYES – ANCIENT COUNTRY TOOK PLACE IN HER TEENS.JILLENFIELD. MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS. WHERE SHE REGARDS ITALY WITH SPECIAL AFFECTION. TO NAME BUT THREE. 8 1/2 x 10 1/2“ 50 b/w illustrations. VASSARETTE LINGERIE AND THE TELECOMS CORPORATION AT&T. FROM LANDSCAPES AND ARCHITECTURE TO INTERIORS AND STILL LIFE: JILL ENFIELD´S SUBTLY COLORED PHOTOS.
WHICH SHE HAS HELD FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE PARSON´S SCHOOL OF DESIGN IN NEW YORK. ABOVE ALL EXTENSIVE EXPERIMENTS WITH LIQUID EMULSION APPLIED TO CERAMIC TILES. . TITLED „PHOTO IMAGING: A VISUAL GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE TECHNIQUES AND PROCESSES“. ACCOMPANIED BY DETAILED COMMENTS ON THE TECHNIQUES USED. IN ADDITION HER WORK HAS OFTEN APPEARED IN PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNALS AND EXHIBITIONS. JILL ENFIELD PASSES ON HER EXPERIENCE TO OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS IN NUMEROUS WORKSHOPS. THE WELL-KNOWN SANTA FÉ WORKSHOP AND THE TOSCANA PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOP . HAS LED HER BACK TO ITALY AGAIN AND AGAIN. R.H. ABOVE ALL TUSCANY. JILL ENFIELD RECENTLY WROTE HER FIRST BOOK. A PROCESS AND A MATERIAL WHICH FORM A BRIDGE BETWEEN ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE TIMELESS IMPRESSIONS LINKING HER TO ITALY. PUBLISHED BY AMPHOTO.HER PARTICULAR ATTRACTION TO THE NORTH. IN RECENT YEARS THESE TECHNIQUES HAVE INCLUDED OTHER ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES. THE BOOK PRESENTS MANY OF HER OWN WORKS. THE PALM BEACH PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTER.
given that appearance matters too. This camera type combines the advantages of the large format with compact dimensions and low weight. the purchaser has 50 NUDE PHOTO 1/03 . here in the version with black bellows and silver-look fittings. Robust and nicely finished at a reasonable price. The wooden models of flat bed camera in particular are characterized by an especially light weight. DESPITE THE REASONABLE PURCHASE PRICE. THEY ARE ROBUSTLY BUILT WITH AN ATTRACTIVE FINISH. Here the Japanese manufacturer Tachihara offers excellent value. Tachihara cameras are made from high-class. with a lot to offer in technical terms too: the Tachihara 4x5“. A FIELD MODEL IS LIKELY TO BE the first choice of camera for an ambitious beginner at large format photography. magazines and basic accessories easier to transport than many a bulky 35mm or medium format apparatus. Tachihara 4x5“ HIGH-CLASS WOOD ANYONE TOYING WITH THE IDEA OF LARGE FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHY FACES A FEW OBSTACLES – NOT LEAST COSTS AND WEIGHT.L A R G E F O R M AT An elegant and stylish appearance. at least if the camera is intended to be used outdoors. tough brass and. TACHIHARA FIELD CAMERAS FROM JAPAN ARE AN INEXPENSIVE WAY OF STARTING. the camera is especially attractive for beginners. making the complete 4x5“ equipment with lenses. well seasoned Japanese cherry wood. All fittings are of hard.
but with increasing skill and ambition. F.com) Midwest Photo Exchange ( www. GFRS and GS models are fitted with standard bellows permitting focal lengths from 75 to 300 mm. GFR. BRF. and correspond to the normal practical requirements.mpex. as well as magazines. The 4x5“ models are most suitable for beginners. the 8x10“ version around $1300. A high-quality lens is needed too. and of course 6x7“ and 6x9“ rollfilm holders from Toyo or the 6x12cm panorama format from Calumet. each one with different features. Alternatively the SW-BR and SW-F models have wide-angle bellows as standard. The 45 BR. the starting costs for large format photography are surprisingly low: the simplest version of the 4x5“ models costs around $650. bordeaux red for those in gold. To meet the various needs of large format photographers. nothing stands in the way of an upgrade to 8x10“ or even 11x14“. permitting focal lengths down as far as 35mm with the board recessed. reducing backs for 4x5“and 5x7“ are available for the 8x10“ versions.bhphoto.com www.L A R G E F O R M AT the choice of fittings in either silver or gold finish. For occasions when the maximum format is not needed.com) B & H Photo (www. but in other formats too the camera alone is not the whole story. The settings possible with the Tachihara cameras meet the requirements most frequently encountered in practice. as it is attached to a Fresnel lens. 8x10“/18x24cm and 11x14“/28x35 cm). use the usual Sinar and Horseman board size. The settings possible with Tachihara cameras vary according to the film format and the lens used. focusing magnifier. of course. NUDE PHOTO 1/03 51 .epinions. Considering the enormous improvement in quality compared with smaller formats and the flexibility of settings. Rudolf Hillebrand Useful links and sources Adorama (www.adorama. The lens boards of the 4x5“ models are compatible with those of Linhof Technika. The photographer looking to start out at large format will find these visually appealing cameras are excellent equipment and good value for money. cloth and tripod. the manufacturer provides for the three most popular film formats (4x5“/ 9x12cm. which can also be supplied in different versions (2x or 3x extension). To reduce the transport volume all models can be folded. One significant feature is valued by experienced photographers: Tachihara cameras have the brightest and least grainy focusing-screen of all manufacturers. This makes focusing easier in poor light and with long extension.info Even if extreme movements are not needed: shift adjustment to prevent converging lines in architectural photography or extended tilt according to the Scheimpflug rule are advantages which inflexible cameras cannot provide. while the 8x10“ models.largeformatphotography.com) www. In the color of the bellows there is also a choice between two alternatives: black for the cameras with silver fittings.
In his 1929 publication „On Toning by Color Developing“. AN ACKNOWLEDGED EXPERT IS THIS FIELD. which produced wonderful results when used with one particular . the pioneering studies of Pizzigheli and Eder are especially significant. DESCRIBES IN THIS AND THE FOLLOWING ISSUES A NUMBER OF PROCESSES BASED ON HIS OWN EXPERIENCE. In the days of our grandfathers. WOLFGANG MOERSCH. Recipes for developers. Photos: Alfred Särchinger Creative Toning Techniques COLOR FOR BLACK AND WHITE THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT ABOUT IT: PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO DEVELOP AND PRINT THEIR OWN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS CAN FOLLOW UP A PHOTO SESSION BY USING THE WHOLE RANGE OF TECHNIQUES IN THEIR OWN DARKROOM TO PRODUCE MANY INTERESTING IMAGE EFFECTS. developer: SE 15 Polychrom. Here. as in other fields.DA R K R O O M T E C H N I Q U E S Paper: Select VC. 52 NUDE PHOTO 1/03 METHODS OF COLOR DEVELOPING from black and white emulsions were known as early as the end of the 18th century. as in our times. Professor Miroslav Milbauer of Prague described processes which produce acceptable results even today. this depended on the existence of suitable emulsions.
Anyone fortunate enough to have looked at a paper sample book of. could fail with other emulsions. whose decision to kill off the incomparable Ektalure is completely incomprehensible to me and many other quality-minded photographers. developer SE5 LITH 1+10. no explanation of this disgraceful deed has yet come to my attention. second developer SIENNA 1:10 4min. developer SIENNA (Glycine + additives) 1:10 pH 9.10. say. The market leaders in particular seem unable to manage without this nonsensical practice. but the previously red-brown tone became green. Very colorful but weak.10 Developing time 6 min. Top right: Paper Select Sepia. Below left: Paper Select Sepia. The undisputed prime candidate for this is Kodak. The reason why papers with developer substances or development accelerators are unsuitable for toning developing lies in the superadditivity of two or more developer substances. pH10. Below right: Paper Select Sepia. that there is an alternative. What is necessary to create colored tones Top left: Paper Fomatone. developer Metol 1+15 with ammonium chloride + potassium carbonate. before the lith effect could set in. stop bath 20sec. Photos: Wolfgang Moersch NUDE PHOTO 1/03 53 . Today photographic paper without incorporated development accelerators have unfortunately become scarce. East European producers such as Foma and Forte and the British companies Kentmere and Fotospeed show. As far as the choice of paper is concerned. It was apparently thought unnecessary to explain the decision – at least. may have a hazy idea of what black and white paradise was like. today we can only dream of the options available to photographers in those times.DA R K R O O M T E C H N I Q U E S paper. at least with some of their products. the developing process was stopped after 4 minutes. While we are on this subject I would like to suggest awarding a „Golden Lemon“. as it is perfectly adequate to continue the process. Gevaert. water bath 1min. first developer LITH 1:10 4 Min. The resulting low density of shadow is intentional. The gradation was improved by adding alkali. which causes the speed and reduction capacity of developers to increase enormously.
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m.1st Fine Art Forum Wetzlar with exhibitions and sale of fine art and nude photography The e b/w ntire w o pho togr rld of aph y Saturday/Sunday. BFF/Germany • „Vintage“ – presentation and sales show for fine art photo graphers • product show and demonstrations • portfolio review by a competent jury including Robert Häusser and other experts . till 6 p. The entire world of fine art photography • exhibitions of outstanding fine art and nude photography • lectures and workshops held by internationally reknown photographers such as Howard Bond/USA and Vincent O’Byrne/Ireland and Klaus Kampert.m. 7th/8th June 2003 Photo: Vincent O’Byrne Photo: Thomas Eckl Photo: Andreas Weidner Photo: Christos Manousakis In the Stadthalle (town hall) of „Leica City“ Wetzlar from 11 a.