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Ultra Large Format Photography

Joseph Donna's avatar Joseph Donna

Over the past two years I've been building this camera. It's made from an old printshop process camera. I completed it this winter and have just started taking photos with it. It produces 16"x20" paper negatives which I then have converted to digital files. I edit and manipulate them in Photoshop then print them using a large format inkjet printer. Because of the sharpness and size of the negative the final print can be enormous while still maintaining sharpness. My ArtPrize entry this year will be digital photographic prints made from negatives produced by this camera. Because of the extreme sharpness of the negatives and their large size the resulting prints can be made any size my venue desires up to the width of my printer, which is 40". Three of the photos above are actually the first three pictures taken with this camera. As the summer progresses I will be producing more images similar to the three above. The number and size will be determined by the venue's requirements.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: flexible
  • Medium: Photography
  • Width: flexible
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: flexible