Kodak Moment

by | Apr 25, 2017

I have a bunch like this from the Ray Perkins shoot in 1984 (I think it was). This may be Ray’s personal bicycle. He shot two red units for me, one a bicycle and another just the frame and fork. Lotsa’ 4 X 5 transparencies from that collaboration. This one’s a little curled, and I’m also holding it up to the clouds here and trying to take a picture without catching any rain drops, hence the distortion.

In real life this negative yielded a beyond stunning image. Every edge, line, and smallest of detail was so perfectly in focus. And I love the angle too. Leaning away just enough to get the good stuff without being the ubiquitous mug shot – we have a few of those too.