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Most the photographs presented on this site were shot with film – largely Agfa Scala, Fuji Velvia, Kodak E100 VS/SW, and Ilford HP5. The cameras used include a Mamiya RZ67 Pro II and Pentax 67II for medium-format, and a Canon EOS body and lenses for 35mm. Recently some of the images were shot with a Canon 5D Mark II digital SLR. The only filter used is a B+W polarizer. The tripod is a carbon fiber Gitzo ballhead; the well-worn hiking shoes are Merrells.
Although Fordyce has a background in traditional printing, each image presented has been scanned at high-resolution on a Scitex scanner and processed in Photoshop using a variety of darkroom-inspired techniques. Fordyce will typically work on an individual image for many hours, days, and sometimes weeks, dodging, burning, toning, masking, poking and prodding until arriving at the desired melding of a previsualized, in-camera moment and the emotional demand of a final print.
Fordyce’s black & white photographs are output with archival pigment inks as Giclée or inkjet prints, usually on Arches, Somerset, or Hahnemühle watercolor papers. Some of the color images are printed in the same fashion, while others are printed on glossy paper with Fujix printers for the richest color fidelity and longevity.
Every signed, limited edition print is prepared with acid-free backing and mat board in a simple, deep, black frame; images are also available unframed.
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