I injured my back many years ago and had surgery in 2001. Despite being out of pain, this was still a very dark period of time for me, and I wasn’t photographing much at all. In November of 2005, however, something awakened in me, and I broke out the 4×5 camera. Without any planning, I ventured down to El Matador State Beach in Malibu, CA to play around. Little did I know how fantastic the light was going to be. Anyway, I was really rusty with the camera after not using it for many years, but this was one of the resulting images I made and has served as a great source of motivation ever since.
This image was made with a Toyo 4×5 large format camera on Fuji Velvia 50.