Molderings.  

New work from photographer Ed Wargin. 

Molderings

(v.) to turn to dust by natural decay; crumble; disintegrate; waste away


For narrative fine art photographer Ed Wargin, this new body of work is about going back to the landscapes of his past; to survey if his memories are whole and intact, to rediscover these pale recollections in both the reality and remembrances.

This body of work was created using a Fujifilm Acros B&W 12o mm film stock. A great film medium for making long exposures, with a grain structure that is smooth along with grey tonal values that are both subtle and forgiving. Each film plate was made using a Fuji 69 medium format rangefinder camera with a fixed Fujinon f3.5-32 90mm lens. The camera is a no frills tool. It has no light meter. No internal electronics. No need for even a battery. The glass is tack sharp with the apertures and shutter speeds mounted on top of the lens barrel. That is it. A nearly perfect in-the-field camera to work with in the unrelenting and coarse elements of the Great Lakes.

Private collector inquiries are welcome. 

 

Molderings, part one

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Molderings, part two

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Molderings, part three

to be released fall of 2017