I can’t remember the last time I saw someone working with a view camera, let alone an 8 x 10 one! This was across the street from my apartment. Once again, I had a wave of nostalgia, about the days when I worked with a 4 x 5. I don’t want to go back, I love the ease of a small camera, but still. The level of attention required to work in this format was probably good for my brain and my artwork.
I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.View all posts by Stacy Horn →