April 30, 2018

SHAMANZNBRIDGES 1979
SHAMANZNBRIDGES 1979

SHAMANZNBRIDGES 1979 is the first of the full-size composite panoramic contact prints I began making in 1979. It is shot with 5 rolls of Kodak Tri-X film and printed onto B&W fiber paper. After earlier panoramic experiments the prior year, I had conceptualized a way to depict 360 x 360 degrees on a flat surface. I built a device (wooden frame visible) to enable the trusty Olympus OM-1 to turn 360 degrees on both the horizontal and vertical axis. Together with my Shaman jacket wearing friends Chris, Jim, Joe, and Jeff, we ventured into the Bronx to a special spot next to the Major Deegan, under the (Martha) Washington Bridge. This is the result, 150 exposures later, nicknamed ‘ShamanznBridges’.