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girl in tub

Posted by
John-Paul (Madison, NJ, United States) on 25 April 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Shot back in March 2009, this photograph was an extension of a project I was working on for my 4x5 large format class. After I'd finished shooting my 4x5 film, I had some film loaded in my Bronica ETR, which shoots medium format film in the 6x4.5 format, and we kept shooting.

This particular shot was taken on Kodak Plus-X, which I developed myself in Rodinal, diluted 1:50. The shot was lit with the overhead lights in the bathroom and one strobe.


Hoshisato from Ealing, United Kingdom

Great work; I love the 'tension' in pose and facial expression of the girl; the tub adds loads of wonderful greyscales. Nice!

25 Apr 2011 8:14am

Hoshisato from Ealing, United Kingdom

Oops, forgot to add, I too use mainly Rodinal in 1:50 dilutions, but mostly with Adox film and in 120 format

25 Apr 2011 8:17am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Great work, well done!

25 Apr 2011 1:05pm

houshang from hamaedan, Iran

great angle.artistic shot

26 Apr 2011 3:54am

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

I like that little bit of tile texture to brick at the top of the frame and then the rest of the smooth tub with her figure right in front. Her expression is a bit disturbing - as Hoshisato says - adds a tension to the image.

26 Apr 2011 9:16pm

moodaholic from Denmark

It is a very strong photo.

1 May 2011 5:23pm

ocorti from Vevey, Switzerland

Intense. Powerful feeling. I like it.

1 Sep 2011 5:47am

NikoB from United States

I love the way you contrat the model against the very light background. I just bought one of those Bronicas .. I hope I can learn to get results like you have here.

14 Jul 2013 2:04am