This last weekend I had the amazing experience posing for the super talented Justin Goode as he broke in his new Burke & James Grover 8×10 view camera. I was fortunate to meet Justin and his beautiful wife Synthia at our photo shoot exactly one year ago and I’ve been hooked on his work ever since. The photo shoot took place over the entire weekend and I’m proud to say what came out of it is something truly unique! Check it out!!! 🙂

Justin Goode

About a year ago, I was surfing the Craigslist photo ads here in Dallas and up came an ad for a free 8×10 view camera.  I quickly emailed the person and within 15 minutes I received a message back.  A gentlemen was moving out of town who had an old Burke & James Grover 8×10 that he had been meaning to restore & use but had never got around to it.   He asked me if I was into large format and stated that he really wanted this camera to go to the right home.  I enthusiastically conveyed to him that I was the right person and would eventually make my way up into the world of large format.

The Burke & James Grover is a utilitarian view camera that is meant to get the job done.  It doesn’t have some of the bells & whistles that current 8×10’s have…

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