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photography
Creatures
2004–2016
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Creatures & Polyptychs
Since 2004
just an other alibi
to kill time
Technique
Single pictures
are shot with
color slide 120 film
4x5 view camera with a
6 x 12 cm back
and then scaned
The polyptychs are
seperate photographs
that make up one image.
For every image, the
creature is moved under
the camera and is shot
seperately with a
full frame digital camera
The film photographs
are 1.80 meters heigh
(5 feet 10 inches)
The polyptychs are
blocks of 40 x 60 cm
(16 x 24 inches)
 
 
Toad
2004
Found in a unfortunate position
dry as a bone
acting as if nothing had happened
 
 
Technique
Rodenstock APO-Ronar
150mm 1:9 lens
Kodak Ektachrome
color slide 120 film
4x5 view camera with a
6 x 12 cm back
and scaned
Magnification is
0.7 times at the negative
and 12 times on the print
The original creature is:
146 mm (5 3/4 in) tall
 
Prints size
80 x 180 centimeters
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Toad
2005
Found in a miserable shape
charred like a victim of napalm
in a state of shock
 
 
Technique
Rodenstock APO-Ronar
150mm 1:9 lens
Kodak Ektachrome
color slide 120 film
4x5 view camera with a
6 x 12 cm back
and scaned
Magnification is
0.91 times at the negative
and 15 times on the print
The original creature is
118 mm (4 5/8 in) tall
 
Prints size
80 x 180 centimeters
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Rat
2005
Found in a diminished condition
dressed in leather
still dignified
 
 
Technique
Leitz Photar
120 mm 1:5.6 lens
Kodak Ektachrome
color slide 120 film
4x5 view camera with a
6 x 12 cm back
and scaned
Magnification is
0.67 times at the negative
and 10.5 times on the print
The original creature is
150 mm (5 7/8 in) tall
 
Prints size
120 x 180 centimeters
(48 x 70 inches)
 
 
Black Lizard
2006
Uncovered accidentally
black like an adder
fighting his own demons
 
 
Technique
Carl Zeiss Luminar
63 mm 1:4.5 lens
Kodak Ektachrome
color slide 120 film
4x5 view camera with a
6 x 12 cm back
and scaned
Magnification is
2.9 times at the negative
and 50 times on the print
The original creature is:
36 mm (1 3/8 in) tall
 
Prints size
80 x 180 centimeters
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Lizard
2006
Found in a unfamiliar place
colourfull dandy
showin off a last time
 
 
Technique
Leitz Photar
120 mm 1:5.6 lens
Kodak Ektachrome
color slide 120 film
4x5 view camera with a
6 x 12 cm back
and scaned
Magnification is
1.6 times at the negative
and 27 times on the print
The original creature is:
67 mm (2 5/8 in) tall
 
Prints size
80 x 180 centimeters
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Mouse
2006
Fallen tycoon
dressed in an old fur coat
thinking back to the past glory
 
 
Technique
Carl Zeiss Luminar
100 mm 1:6.3 lens
Kodak Ektachrome
color slide 120 film
4x5 view camera with a
6 x 12 cm back
and scaned
Magnification is
2.4 times at the negative
and 42 times on the print
The original creature is:
42 mm (1 5/8 in) tall
 
Prints size
120 x 180 centimeters
(48 x 70 inches)
 
 
Lizard
2006
Caught by accident
executing a final twitch
in a last struggle
 
 
Technique
Carl Zeiss Luminar
100 mm 1:6.3 lens
Kodak Ektachrome
color slide 120 film
4x5 view camera with a
6 x 12 cm back
and scaned
Magnification is
2.3 times at the negative
and 39 times on the print
The original creature is:
45 mm (1 3/4 in) tall
 
Prints size
80 x 180 centimeters
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Toad
2010
Found in a awkward situation
bone dry
behaving as if nothing had happened
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of six
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
120 mm 1:5.6 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
0.6 times at the camera
and 9.5 times on the image
The original creature is
182 mm (7 1/8 in) tall
 
Prints size
Six 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Rat
2011
Found resting in peace
without any expectation
too shy to struggle
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of nine
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
120 mm 1:5.6 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
0.7 times at the camera
and 11.5 times on the image
The original creature is
146 mm (5 3/4 in) tall
 
Prints size
Nine 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Lizard
2011
Found scared stiff
as fine as a needle
elegant and handsome
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of six
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
120 mm 1:5.6 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
0.9 times at the camera
and 15 times on the image
The original creature is
112 mm (4 3/8 in) tall
 
Prints size
Six 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Gecko
2012
Uncovered in a squeezed position
with a tail as a rope
climbing it like a fakir
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of six
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
120 mm 1:5.6 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
1 times at the camera
and 16 times on the image
The original creature is
108 mm (4 1/4 in) tall
 
Prints size
Six 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Rodent
2012
Found in retreat
small and dirty
longing to be forgotten
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of nine
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
80 mm 1:4,5 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
2.1 times at the camera
and 36 times on the image
The original creature is
45 mm (1 3/4 in) tall
 
Prints size
Nine 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Rat
2013
Met in a mortuary procession
hiding behind a mask
intimidating the spectators
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of nine
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
120 mm 1:5.6 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
0.8 times at the camera
and 14 times on the image
The original creature is
122 mm (4 3/4 in) tall
 
Prints size
Nine 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Bird
2013
Found in a gloomy form
hopping as if
everything was alright
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of nine
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
120 mm 1:5.6 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
1 times at the camera
and 16 times on the image
The original creature is
104 mm (4 1/8 in) tall
 
Prints size
Nine 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Toad
2014
Encountered in odd circumstances
showing a past pain
screaming for his life
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of nine
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
120 mm 1:5.6 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
1.6 times at the camera
and 26.5 times on the image
The original creature is
63 mm (2 1/2 in) tall
 
Prints size
Nine 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Bat
2014
Reminisce about past times
the fall of Icarus or"
a fallen angel
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of nine
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
120 mm 1:5.6 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
1.5 times at the camera
and 25 times on the image
The original creature is
63 mm (2 1/2 in) tall
 
Prints size
Nine 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Two Geckos
2015
They met by chance
now inseparable friends
until the end time
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of nine
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
80 mm 1:4.5 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
2 times at the camera
and 34 times on the image
The original creatures are
49 mm & 29 mm (1 7/8 in & 1 1/8 in) tall
 
Prints size
Nine 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Toad
2015
Fooling around
alone and endlessly
solitaire and contented
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of nine
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
120 mm 1:5.6 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
1.1 times at the camera
and 18 times on the image
The original creature is
97 mm (3 7/8 in) tall
 
Prints size
Nine 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Mouse
2015
Crippled by ancient injuries
curled up on himself
in visible soreness
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of nine
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
80 mm 1:4.5 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
1.6 times at the camera
and 27 times on the image
The original creature is
66 mm (2 5/8 in) tall
 
Prints size
Nine 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Lizard
2016
Frozen forever
while jumping
for a last supper
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of twelve
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
120 mm 1:5.6 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
1.6 times at the camera
and 26 times on the image
The original creature is
89 mm (3 1/2 in) tall
 
Prints size
Twelve 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Lizard
2016
Evil black soul
with golden parts
preparing for decay
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of nine
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
80 mm 1:4.5 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
2.1 times at the camera
and 36 times on the image
The original creature is
47 mm (1 7/8 in) tall
 
Prints size
Nine 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Toad
2016
Electrified by progress
showing off
dynamic little creature
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of twelve
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
120 mm 1:5.6 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
1 times at the camera
and 16 times on the image
The original creature is
109 mm (4 1/4 in) tall
 
Prints size
Twelve 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Lizard
2016
Fasting and weeping
persecuted and tortured
hoping to be a martyr
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of six
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
120 mm 1:5.6 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
1.3 times at the camera
and 21.5 times on the image
The original creature is
76 mm (3 in) tall
 
Prints size
Six 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Toad
2016
Anorexic model
alleged beauty
never giving up
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of nine
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
120 mm 1:5.6 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
0.8 times at the camera
and 13 times on the image
The original creature is
161 mm (6 3/8 in) tall
 
Prints size
Nine 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
Lizard
2016
Easygoing demon
flattened by accident
nevertheless flamboyant
 
 
Technique
Polyptych of sixteen
seperate photographs
that make up one image
Leitz Photar
120 mm 1:5.6 lens
full frame digital camera
Magnification is
1.7 times at the camera
and 28.5 times on the image
The original creature is
81 mm (3 1/4 in) tall
 
Prints size
Sixteen 40 x 60 cm (16 x 20 in)
framed pictures
to make one 80 x 180 cm image
(32 x 70 inches)
 
 
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All images and text © 2017
Chris Morgan
(Christian Frederick Roy Morgan)
 
All rights reserved
 

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