Greg Brophy is a Brooklyn-based photographer who documents New York’s disappearing neighborhoods and the void that is left there. He primarily works with medium and large format film and often uses alternative printing methods to connect the...
Skills:Digital Printing, Photo Assisting, Historical Processing, Color Correction, Film Scanning, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Book Layout/Design, Black & White Printing
Taken with the Impossible Projects 8x10 film. I separate the film from it's backing and copper leaf the picture. The copper foil makes it hard to scan and look better in person. I am going to try it next with a white background instead to see if I like it better. Let me know what you think.
I took this as a test photo for a series I am working on about the 99% of the country who work hard and struggle. People like teachers, who are attacked for what they do and get accused of making too much. People who are unemployed and struggling.
Here is the second 8x10 polaroid in the series, but this time white. I think I prefer the white as the details and the copper really show. The main problem is scanning or photographing it. It's like photographing a mirror. IT looks 100 times better in person. If anyone has any tips on how I could do it, please let me know. I may send it to have a drum scan made to see if that works.
As for the photo, I met David in my neighborhood. I was trying to seal the bellows on an 8x10 camera and he walked by as I was doing it. He wanted to see how I did this process so I invited him over and took his photo. David works for a nursing home and in his spare time volunteers for a Rape Crisis hotline. The day we took the photo he was coming back from training.