Bronx New York
(from my archives)
While I was living in New York, Bronx, Jerome Avenue at 183rd
I rented a Fuji GX617 from FotoCare in Manhattan
The GX is a unique kind of medium format that uses 120/220 film, but the
is sized to 6x17cm. Traditional medium format exposure is 6x6, 6x7, or
These were taken on a photo walk on Jerome Avenue, most of which is under
the NY Subway 4 Train.
The 4 (aka The Lexington Avenue line) became "my street" in a way. While
in Manhattan I was an East Side dweller.
Most of the New York train system were elevated until the late 19th
century. From around 1880 to 1910, the trains in Manhattan were rebuilt
underground. In The Bronx the trains are still elevated and the
architecture of the tracks and stations become part of the cityscape and a
framing element also.
I enjoyed working with this camera, especially in that it is closer to our
eyes' own horizontal field of vision.
The film here was an expired roll of Konica medium format color for prints.
This was an accidental double-exposure.
I remember when I wouldn’t leave my house without putting on makeup. I hated having photos taken for most of my life. Now, I’m fairly relaxed in front of the camera and am comfortable without makeup. It’s a gradual process, but self acceptance/love is possible!
Film by @depaard