Seattle Jujutsu and SAMBO Club

Seattle Jujutsu

 

Seattle Jujutsu

This photograph of the Seattle Jujutsu Club was created with a homemade "mammoth format" camera and a 12x20 inch glass plate negative. The photographer coated the glass plate with a light sensitive photo-emulsion, made the exposure, processed the negative and printed the final image in contact with the negative. The difficult part of the process, however, was with the club members, who stoically remained stationary for the 30 second exposure. The resulting black and white image pays homage technically and aesthetically to the great portraits of the 19th century.

Richard Lewis is a fine art photographer living in Seattle, experimenting with ultra large homemade cameras. His work is represented in public and private collections nationally.

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