Wednesday, May 23, 2012

artist inspiration

Sally Mann

Maybe my favorite photographer.

She uses glass plate negatives with a view camera. I've used the large format view camera, but never glass plates. It's a personal goal to use them.

This short video will give you an idea of how the process works if you've never seen it before.

She is most famous for her stunning photographs of her children when they are young.

But in recent years did a series about her husband and his battle with muscular dystrophy. These are also some of my favorite images. I like when artists aren't afraid to be personal because that makes their work so much stronger and unforgettable. It touches a part of you then. 

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