Boston, MA 1983
In the summer of 1982 I began to work with Kodak's black and white infrared film in the 2 1/4 inch format. The film only came in 150 ft rolls as a 70mm aerial film. Although the image size was the same as 120mm film, I had to buy a 70mm bulk loader, special cassettes, a 70 mm film back, a special negative holder and even new 70mm negative sleeves. What all this enabled me to do was to make larger prints from this film, as the 35mm film I had been using would get soft at anythng larger than 1l x 14 inches. The orignal psints of this series were sepia toned and about 18 nches square.
In the process of trying to work out all these logisitcs, I would load film, go to downtown Boston and walk the streets, pointing up with the back of my camera loaded with the 70mm infrared film.
These pictures were the result.
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