I was down at Lambertucci's Roma,
the old Associated Gas
station just at the far north end of Tonopah working with a
couple of new 2 me lenses. A Pinkham Bi-Quality, and a
much more common 8X10 Bausch & Lomb Tessar
mike n sam, pinkham bi-quality no.1
As I was putting things away, I
saw Mike running across the
highway from the new housing for the Solar Reserve project.
mike n sam, pinkham bi-quality no.2
His wife Sam had seen the ancient
camera and car and wanted
to know if I would do portraits for them. I said sure, and got
the camera put back together while Mike ran back to get Sam.
mike n sam, cooke series ii portrait no.2
Long story short, I only had one
sheet of film left, and the
picture was no good. Fogged. Not sure why. Back not on
all the way? Maybe.
mike n sam, cooke series ii portrait no.1
So I came back the next day and
did this little set. On these
I used the Pinkham Bi-Quality again, and I substituted a
Cooke Series II Portrait lens for the Tessar.