In the heart of the digital age
Through his practice, John Chiara gives time to time, in the heart of the digital age. The adventure began in the 90’s. « I was photographying with an average chamber of size 4×5 Linhof Tecnica, which belonged to my grandfather. I was doing my black and white contacts; I loved the setting, the incredible amount of information in this small package. I wanted to keep this “sharpness”, this quality in large format prints. He had to skip the stage of expansion, ie the transfer of the image from the negative onto the photographic paper. So I decided that whatever the desired format, I had to build my equipment and find the right lens for this format and shoot directly on paper. “After years of stalking in the classifieds ads at the end of photo magazines, the arrival of internet allowed him to acquire the ideal lens, a model from the 70s looking like a barrel, a” copy-camera « or ” process-camera “manufactured for industry and advertising.