Darren Samuelson | From the Road

posted by on 2011.08.06, under Uncategorized

Darren Samuelson built an ultra large format camera as a tool to experiment with 14×36 inch x-ray film. 70 pounds of carefully constructed red oak, steel, and 6-foot bellows, along with an entire set of custom made film holders, processing and printing tools make both shooting and developing a photo a laborious task that results in a truly unique image. The prints showcased in this exhibition were gathered from trials on his back porch, San Francisco landscapes, and a road trip across the U.S. The character of these images comes from both the experimental nature of the camera and the orthochromatic register of x-ray film which more closely aligns with film before the 1920s. In their iconic subject matter and aesthetics, these photos reach back to the first applications of photography. Darren is a self-taught photographer, freelance designer, and part-time chef. He works with many camera sizes–medium, large, and ultra large, and always with film.  He is a bay area native who lives and works in San Francisco.

Photo of Darren by Tom Genoni


Awesome photo. Love your “big camera” Good luck on your reception.
Wish I could be there. I would like to see all your photos. Especially the ones from your trip. Vickie

Vickie ( August 9, 2011 at 3:40 pm )

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