When I was in college I was so thrilled with using a 4x5 view camera that I bought one all for myself. Unfortunately since then film has gotten much more expensive and it's rare I bring it out to shoot at all. It's been neatly packed away and reserved for special projects only.
Lee Miller was the first photographer I ever researched in college. Before that I had a notion that looking at other photographs could poison my work which, I quickly learned, was an incredibly ridiculous notion.
I've always loved her photos of Dylan Thomas (ironically one of the first poets I've ever read) and wanted to recreate self-portraits in their style. I work on classic motorcycles in my free time so shooting in my garage was more than obvious. Below are the results.
An added surprise was the developing tank's lid popped open during the application of fixer... A mistake that solarized each negative. If you know your photo history legend has it that Lee Miller accidentally interrupted Man Ray while he was printing which lead to the development of solarization. Works for me!