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
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.
Mens sana in corpore sano