This month on Dave Yates Photography, we take a look at some images from Salve Mater, a disused psychiatric centre which closed in the 1990’s.
I went out again with the large format Toyo-Field 45A. This time I used fresh film, which had not deteriorated like the previous occasion.
The Toyo-Field 45A is a large format bellows camera which features interchangeable backs and lenses. The bellows give a high degree of movement, which can be used as a tilt-shift lens.
Toyo Field 45A with 150mm and 90mm lenses (35mm equiv. 45mm and 28mm). Ilford FP4+ (4×5 sheet format). Developed in Paterson FX-39 at 1+14 for 12 minutes. Scanned by an Epson Perfection 2450 at 1200dpi.
1/15 @ f/32 with 90mm lens.
40 seconds @ f/32 with 90mm lens.
4 seconds @ f/8 with 150mm lens.
1 second @ f/5.6 with 150mm lens.
1/30 @ f/32 with 150mm lens.
1/50 @ f/5.6 with 150mm lens.
I recently acquired a Toyo Field 45A from my uncle the other day. This camera is a large format camera which primarily accepts 4×5 sheet film. Today I had the opportunity to visit Lincoln Cathedral to familiarise myself with the camera. The bellows allow tilt-shift effects to be achieved.
Toyo Field 45A with 150mm lens (35mm equiv. 45mm)
Ilford FP4+ (4×5 sheet film) developed in Paterson FX-39 for 17.5 minutes at 1+16.
Some shots taken with a Kodak Retina 1a. The viewfinder was small and dusty, so I was pretty much guessing what I was photographing. The focusing was also guesswork, with the focus scale being the only aid. The film was some Ilford PAN 400 I found in the back of my fridge. Developed in Ilford ID11 at 1+3 for 20 minutes. Scanned with an Epson Perfection 2450 at 1600 dpi.