The little black dress


That oh-so-essential wardrobe item: you’ve got one in your closet, right? Here’s mine, a photo I made with a then state-of-the-art Balcar strobe in the early 80s. The camera I used was a 1950’s vintage Graphic View 4×5 camera that I discovered languishing in then-employer Los Angeles Herald Examiner’s gear locker.

Retro look, high-tech light, seriously retro camera… you can see we used to have a lot of fun at the Herex, even if no one was getting rich on the paper’s notoriously lousy wages. We sent the last five scans for our portfolio show off to the lab… catalog is next…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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5 Responses to The little black dress

  1. Chris Gulker says:

    Yes, she was…

  2. Mike Ridey says:

    The picture is pretty good, too.
    I rescued a 4×5 Crown Graflex Special from my former company – about to be pitched during a cleanup. Missing a rangefinder, though. Someday……

  3. Rip Rense says:

    I can’t forgive you for not inviting me to the shoot.

  4. cg says:

    But, Rip, you were there… you don’t remember?

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