PHOTOGRAPHY

BY ANDREW JEWETT

Contact & Info.

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Website Address: http://www.maxxumfashion.webs.com/

 

 

- ARCHIVING -

A 35mm negative or positive(slide film) is scanned high resolution to create a digital file. Usually, photoshop or similar program is used to remove dust/specs or such and correct color if needed. A few test prints are made and then the enlargement. The enlargement is dry-mounted on a foamboard to ensure the print will never warp or wrinkle over time. A custom cut matte is made to lay just over the edges of the print. The matte is acid-free and archival. It will not discolor or damage the print over time. A dry-mounted image is laying completly flat with the matte overtop creating space for the glass housed in a sectional frame. A backing is used to protect the back. Sectional frames are strong and have to be screwed together by hand. The foamboard (which has the image) resists warping from humidity or extreme temperatures being housed in a steel-like frame. In the end the print has a sleek and elegent look that will last more than a lifetime and never go out of style.

- Equipment -

Never a fan of  artifical lightning and always prefer natural available light. If indoor lightning is used, I always try to bounce the light and rarely use it directly. I've always tried to keep my equipment to a minimum.

Minolta XTsi bodies

Minolta 50mm f1.7 AF lenses

Minolta X-700 bodies

Minolta 50mm f1.7 MD lenses

Fuji NPC, NPH, NPS films with 'Fuji Reala' being top choice.

Sony F707 modified for b+w infrared.

Sony A-100 bodies with either a Sony 50mm f1.4, Minolta 28mm f2.8, or Minolta 50mm f1.7 lenses.

My first camera was a Minolta Maxxum XTsi. The idea to use 'maxxum' for my website came from shooting on Minolta film cameras for years and my deep interest in fashion photography. Minolta's 35mm line of auto-focus cameras were known as 'maxxums'. It was a 'maximum-fashion' type of idea and/or insinuation. Minolta was later bought out by Sony for I will miss Minolta dearly.

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