Here's another school assignment but with more freedom. We were to research a photographer and re-create one of their photographs similar to how they did it. My partner and friend Elijah Yutuc and I did Arnold Newman. He took a book out of the library that featured his environmental portraits of artists. Later, I learned from him that Newman shoots 4x5's and 8x10's and is known for how he frames his subjects, and uses mostly natural light. He dodges and burns a lot in his final prints.
This is Paul Gardiner. Paul is an oil painter and this is him in his studio. This was shot at 7:15AM because this is when the sun filters through his window. We shot this on 4x5 B&W film. The paper given to us to print must have been sitting in its package for a while because as you can see, there are some artifacts that look like roller marks but I had tray-processed these.