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WASHINGTON DC ARCHITECTURE

 

 WASHINGTON DC ARCHITECTURE

These architectural compositions were created from original transparency film (35mm and 16mm) shot in and around Washington DC. The pieces using 16mm film were shot with the Mundus 60, a rare French camera that takes full-frame, still photos on a 25ft roll of 16mm film.

The Mundus Color 60, opened to show the reel placement, along with two of the interchangeable lenses.

The Mundus Color 60, opened to show the reel placement, along with two of the interchangeable lenses.

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The Mundus Color 60 is one of the most beautifully designed cameras of the 60s.

The Mundus Color 60 is one of the most beautifully designed cameras of the 60s.

The only 16mm film that comes in 25ft rolls now are double 8mm rolls. These are pretty hard to find these days.

The only 16mm film that comes in 25ft rolls now are double 8mm rolls. These are pretty hard to find these days.

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16mm film shot on the Mundus, processed and reviewed on my light table. These sections of the roll were used in the Washington DC Cutup series and were shot holding the camera sideways to get a horizontal image. The frame exposed in the Mundus is a vertical frame.

16mm film shot on the Mundus, processed and reviewed on my light table. These sections of the roll were used in the Washington DC Cutup series and were shot holding the camera sideways to get a horizontal image. The frame exposed in the Mundus is a vertical frame.

I had all the 16mm film I shot in Washington DC telecined (transferred to digital movie file) before I cut the film to make the compositions. Below is a short film I made to introduce the very unique Mundus camera and show the results of how the 16mm film would look if it were actually projected as movie film. You’ll notice there are two frames showing the same image. The Mundus exposes a vertical image on the film, so in the film I show the digital projection both vertical (on the left side of the clip) and horizontal (on the right).

 
 
 

Below are the compositions I made from the 16mm film, as well as prints made from 35mm transparency film. All prints in this series are all acrylic-mounted.

 
WASHINGTON CUTUP 1  , ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 16MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 20” x 50”, EDITION OF 5

WASHINGTON CUTUP 1, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 16MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 20” x 50”, EDITION OF 5

WASHINGTON CUT-UP 1 , on display in corporate collection in Washington DC.

WASHINGTON CUT-UP 1, on display in corporate collection in Washington DC.

 
WASHINGTON CUTUP 3  , ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 16MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 20” x 42”, EDITION OF 5

WASHINGTON CUTUP 3, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 16MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 20” x 42”, EDITION OF 5

 
WASHINGTON CUTUP 6,   ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 16MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 24” x 48”, EDITION OF 5

WASHINGTON CUTUP 6, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 16MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 24” x 48”, EDITION OF 5

 
WASHINGTON CUTUP 7,   ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 16MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 24” x 48”, EDITION OF 5

WASHINGTON CUTUP 7, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 16MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 24” x 48”, EDITION OF 5

 
WASHINGTON CUTUP 8,   ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 16MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 24” x 48”, EDITION OF 5

WASHINGTON CUTUP 8, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 16MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 24” x 48”, EDITION OF 5

 
WASHINGTON CUTUP 9,   ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 16MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 24” x 48”, EDITION OF 5

WASHINGTON CUTUP 9, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 16MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 24” x 48”, EDITION OF 5

 
 
WASHINGTON CUTUP 4,   ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 35MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 50” x 20”, EDITION OF 5

WASHINGTON CUTUP 4, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 35MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 50” x 20”, EDITION OF 5

 
WASHINGTON CUTUP 5,   ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 35MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 48” x 20”, EDITION OF 5

WASHINGTON CUTUP 5, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 35MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 48” x 20”, EDITION OF 5

 
 
ARBORETUM GARDEN 1,   ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 35MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 17” x 48”, EDITION OF 5

ARBORETUM GARDEN 1, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 35MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 17” x 48”, EDITION OF 5

 
ARBORETUM GARDEN 2,   ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 35MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 17” x 48”, EDITION OF 5

ARBORETUM GARDEN 2, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM 35MM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION, 17” x 48”, EDITION OF 5

All piece in the WASHINGTON CUTUP Series are editioned at 5 and are printed on museum-grade Hahnemühle Photo Rag, a white cotton paper. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing prints or commissioning larger sizes for your project. A full catalog, pricelist and samples are available upon request.