Thursday, July 31, 2008

Welcome to the MAGNAchrom weblog

Welcome Dear Friends.

It has been an amazing wakeup call dealing with the aftermath of the stroke I suffered last November. One result of which is that all work on MAGNAchrom Magazine ( ground to a halt. Rather that let that momentum languish, I am going to start this blog and see where it goes. One advantage is that I can post more often and as the need arises. Further, valuable feedback from readers can be instantaneous. Eventually, we can become more of a community of like-minded medium and large format enthusiasts who can share our stories, ideas, insights, and of course our images.

Which brings me to a key point of this weblog: I will be looking for others to contribute too. I don't expect to be the only voice in the medium/large format universe (I know there are many, many of you out there). As was clearly demonstrated by MAGNAchrom (the magazine), there is tremendous international interest in all things pertaining to medium and large format. I believe that "big" cameras — and the photographers who use them — will continue to have an important impact on the future of photography.

To get the ball rolling, I will be repurposing some of the MAGNAchrom content here. Over time, I fully expect to see many voices here chime in. Together we can keep alive the beauty that is derived from the use of medium and large format techniques.

J Michael Sullivan
Editor/Publisher, MAGNAchrom Magazine

MAGNAchrom: End of Article


m a g n a c h r o m

noun - MAGNAchrom: The Alternative Journal for Medium and Large Format Photography

magna — from Medieval Latin: great, big

chrom — from Greek khroma: color, hue