Large format photography is the use of film that is 4×5 inches or larger.

I use film in the 4×5 inch, 5×7 inch 8×10 inch, and 8×20 inch formats.  The 8×20 inch format is also considered “Ultralarge format.”

I use large format and film because: 1. I like the mechanics of the operation of the cameras. 2. the detail achieved is unsurpassed by any other photographic technique. 3. the process and printing of large format film allows the use of the darkroom, something which I still love and is still magic.

The negatives produced by using large format film are contact printed on either “Lodima,” a silver-chloride contact printing paper, or on hand made paper which has been coated with Platinum.