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It Takes Two…to Make a Thing Go Right

“Two shots only, no retakes or retouching.” In today’s world of digital photography (aka endless frames) and image-editing software this is a bold proposition, but for the past year, photographer Ricky Chapman shot only two frames per subject for “Parallax.” Chapman’s “Parallax” series of black-and-white diptych portraits were taken with his Mamiya Rz67, a 110mm f/2.8 lens and Ilford black-and-white film. In a statement Chapman explains that by shooting with film he can “communicate the immediacy and rawness of the people, with a medium that is as immediate and raw.”

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Chapman will take “Parallax” to London and eventually compile the series into a book. “London is a place that has always felt like home to me – I’ve worked there often, and it was my first choice for continuation of the series.” Chapman plans to stay there 2-3 weeks, photographing at least 30 people.

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