Recent Photographs: all photographs © 1969-2020 by Carl Weese
So, after looking at your latest pictures made with the new camera my question is this: how do you feel about the change in aspect ratio? It's been interesting looking at these after getting accustomed to your blog work in 4:3. I've been thinking about this lately in my own work. I work in 3:2 (have been for years) and like that "window", but am finding the vertical orientation less and less appealing. Any thoughts on the change with respect to your pictures?
Michael, I think this came up once before, but anyway, I jump around aspect ratios like crazy. For the past decade the main thrust of my work has been large/ultra-large format work in b&w for contact printing in platinum. I travel in a pickup truck with 5x7, 8x10, 7x17, and 12x20 inch cameras. Note that not only the size, but the proportions, are all different. Compared to this, moving between 4/3s and the traditional 35 2:3 (which I've been shooting in for over forty years) is seamless, or simply a return to the familiar.
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