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Picture Story - Howard Taylor, Northcliffe 1988

Dec 2nd, 2018 • Stories

I had previously visited Howard and Sheila Taylor with Doug Chambers of Gallerie Dusseldorf, at their home and studio a few months before this portrait.



This image was with a Rolleiflex, just a normal 80mm lens one, and was after I had finished and HT was returning to his work.  I turned 'round and made this picture, the last on the roll.  Realising something special was happening I quickly put another roll of film in the Rollei and continued the series.  By comparison the roll after this final frame lack the particualr quality of quiet intensity that this one has

Like Megastump, this is one of my most popular images, and the one most sold to public and corporate collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

Camera, just a basic Rolleiflex 2.8F with 80mm Zeiss Planar, the film was Kodak TriX Pan developed in replenished D76d.  This is one of the easiest negatives I have ever printed.  A few weeks previous to this portrait I made a set of 35mm Nikon F with 20mm and 105mm Nikkor lenses

 

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