Today Pablo Sansalvador (a good friend and dancer and choreographer from Moving Rhizomes e.V) visited me to do a portrait shooting with him using my old large format plate camera.
The plan for the future is to use it with wet plates but till then I use the great Harman Direkt Positiv paper.
It´s a heavy baryt paper with a very nice glossy surface. Normally I prefer silk or pearl surfaces, but this paper could change my point of view on this.
Harman Direkt Positiv paper means ISO 3. Yes ISO 3, but this will be a good training for the workflow with collodion wet plates.
And with aperture 9 on the lens we had a time of 20 seconds to sit completly still for Pablo.
But Pablo was a perfect model and the result was great.
After doing the tests and main shoots with the plate camera we did some fun shoots with a Holga camera also using the Harman Paper.
We enjoyed the work and love the results.
Here are some impressions to share with you…