R. S. Buchanan

Tulip, solo
Silver gelatin photographic print
B&W photographic prints

Media: Photography

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I use traditional equipment and techniques to try to produce photographs that straddle a line between an old-fashioned aesthetic and a modern take on subject choice and composition.

Photographs are mostly taken using vintage medium- and large-format camera equipment, primarily a Hasselblad 500C (1970) and a Graflex Speed Graphic 4x5" press camera (1952), and a Kodak Empire State No. 2 8x10" view camera (c.1910).

All prints are made on fibre-based silver gelatin paper using traditional black and white chemistry and methods. When I use toners, I prefer sepia for its archival stability and classic aesthetic.

None of my photos on offer at Somerville Open Studios 2015 have gone through any intermediate digital processing.