• The Dear D T
  • The Dear D T

    The Dear D T

    Regular price 400 kr
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    The Deardorff 8x10 large format camera holds a significant place in photographic history, particularly renowned for its association with legendary photographer Richard Avedon and his iconic work "In the American West." Avedon, known for his striking portraits and innovative approach to fashion photography, chose the Deardorff 8x10 for its unparalleled ability to capture detail and depth.
    The Deardorff 8x10 camera is a classic among large format cameras, cherished by photographers for its craftsmanship and versatility. Manufactured by the Deardorff Camera Company in Chicago, Illinois, the camera gained a reputation for its rugged construction and precise controls, making it a favorite tool for professional photographers seeking the highest quality images.
    Avedon's choice of the Deardorff for "In the American West" speaks to the camera's ability to convey the raw essence of his subjects. The large format forced a deliberate pace, encouraging a connection between photographer and subject, resulting in portraits that reveal not just physical features but also deeper layers of emotion and character.
    "In the American West," published in 1985, is a testament to Avedon's mastery of the medium and his ability to capture the spirit of his subjects. The images, taken against plain white backdrops in makeshift outdoor studios, present a diverse cross-section of American society: drifters, miners, ranchers, and oil field workers, among others. Each portrait is imbued with a sense of dignity and humanity, transcending the limitations of time and place.
    The Deardorff 8x10 camera played a crucial role in bringing Avedon's vision to life, serving as a conduit for his exploration of the American landscape and its people. Though advancements in technology have ushered in new tools and techniques, the enduring legacy of the Deardorff camera endures, a symbol of craftsmanship and dedication to the art of photography.

    All our prints are made in a limited edition of 100 prints. All prints comes with a certificate of authenticity and are signed by the photographer and issued by 23PINE.