My former photography professor from NYU, a terrific man named Tom Drysdale - lent me a couple large format lenses recently. The photographs you see here were made with one of them - which is an old lantern lens from the nineteenth century. The focus as you can see is really sharp at the center point and falls off rather quickly moving out. All in all a beautiful lens. I like the vignetting that happens here as well. This has been fun to work with but I am of the mind that one must be careful to not push too far in any one direction when it comes to a technique or a tool that creates an effect that becomes in itself an element of the picture.
Matt Douglas, MI 2008
Niels Douglas, MI 2008