Saturday, August 2, 2008

Jack Conant by AMG

By all accounts, the classic 4x5 AMG photos were taken on 4x5 film. In effect, the photos sold by mail were actually first-generation contact prints. When Bob Mizer created these 4x5 catalog pages, he was taking 4x5 photos (sometimes cropped), laying them out on a large piece of cardboard, and then photographing that collection once again. Here's an example of such a catalog page, featuring the very popular Jack Conant.


Lawrence said...

This early catalog is truly a piece of photographic history. I can just imagine how much has been lost. Thank you for sharing what survives with the world!

Anonymous said...

I always felt Jack was a straightforward family man. There are some great photos of him with his wife.