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Through that Glass Open Access

This thesis investigates large format cameras and its use by contemporary photographers. Through that Glass documents three photographers: photojournalist Chris Usher; artist, Frank DiPerna; and student, Sloane Tucker. All three have the experience of working with large format cameras. Through short documentary videos, this project presents the world of large format cameras and the approaches of photographers using them today. This project also explores the reasons that photographers become obsessed with this old fashioned analog photo technology. The project includes original landscape works made by the author to demonstrate the high quality detail of this format. The website includes a section on technical comparisons between large format film and contemporary digital cameras. The community engagement workshop for Through that Glass, in which members of the public are invited to use a 4x5 camera with instant film can also be explored on the website.

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