FiveByFour portraiture is a new approach to modern portrait photography that draws from history to create imagery that is unique and beautiful. Using a large format camera, and 5″ x 4″ black and white film, you and your family are photographed in natural poses in a location that you have chosen. I don’t pose you, or get you to use props; I simply ask you to stand together in a manner that shows your contentment at simply being together. The resulting images reflect the love that binds your family in a real and true way. I only take 6 – 8 images during our 1 hour photoshoot. Large format photography is an art in itself, and as such takes consideration to perfect. The benefit of shooting on 5″ x 4″ film is the quality of the imagery. Nothing compares or comes close. The visual aesthetic of the photograph is also different in style to modern photography. It is beautiful.
I use a 5″ x 4″ Toyo View camera with Schneider lenses to create imagery on 5″ x 4″ black and white film.