I am new to large format photography, after collecting magic lanterns, and their slides for years, I happened upon an old Perken son and Rayment camera and that frosted screen intrigued me. Later I made a deal on a Marion Studio camera and got it very cheap with three film holders and the romance began. It wasn't so much taking fantastic faultless photos, I don't, but using equipment that was made half way through the 1800's. The difference between a Marion and Deardorff is something, but then add the effect of a Jamin, a wolly velostigmat or 19 inch sigmar and the simplest item around the house suddenly becomes a work of art. Most times I just peer through the GG and become entranced by the magic.
Jim Galli's photography site is a daily place of hommage for me.
Why do you take photos ?