Photo taken by Mitch Elder, a combat veteran retired from the USAF who has experienced depression, anxiety and PTSD. He lives in Oregon with his wife of 30+ years, and their two four-legged kids.

About this photo: “This image is an award winning photograph I took in my studio using some callas I cut from my garden.  I used a 75 year-old, 4×5 inch film camera and lens and a single light.  The exposure took 16 seconds.”


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  1. The best! I can see why it’s a winning photo! Amazing that it’s from an old camera. That proves how our camera of today are no match with the authenticity of the old ones.


  2. Robert, I took this a few years back when I was in college (I went back to school in my 40s) and it was nominated for the Best of College Photography award by The Photographer’s Forum which is an industry supported magazine that concentrates on higher education work. Since then, it has acquired a couple of different awards in local art shows (Eugene, Oregon, is a pretty big art town). I prefer working with 4×5 film because it’s a much more contemplative process. The cameras demand your complete attention to every detail. It’s my meditation.


  3. This is an awesome photograph. I haven’t used a 4×5 camera in probably 30 years… and I miss it. I miss film period!!! Thank you for bringing to us the unchallenged quality of large format photography!


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