My neighbour Kevin often hosts musician Eddie Coffey for a stop over on his many gigs. He is a very interesting guy, a real hard working musician from The Rock. For years I have always wanted to photograph him so last time he was down we did a quick shoot using the 8x10 Deardorf. For the last series of shots we did that day we got his accordion, and for me a spark ignited in him once he got his hands on his instrument and started to play.
They also mentioned that they might be using these shots for an album cover, so I mocked up this one for them. The title is also mine, I was doing some research on Newfoundland saying and I love this one especially for Eddie as he is always on the go. The saying is a good wish for the future, may there always be wind in your sails. Very curious to see if they like the shots and the album cover design.
I really like using the tilt on the this camera but the 8x10 field camera is not very precise and is missing a front swing and very limited rear movements. I do have access to a Sinar P2 which has the full range of view camera movements and very precise handling so I might be using this for some of the images for my MA. For my Emerging From Darkness series I want to incorporate the use of movements to give the appearance of the subject not only emerging from darkness but also focus.