John Zdral - Photographer
|Landscape photographer John Zdral presented by World Images Inc.|
Zdral, you have just purchased a very powerful and very expensive light
source from Durst-pro-USA, Why are you using such an unusual light head for
By working closely with Durst-Pro-USA, I now have the capability to produce AZO prints from any size negative, while a voltage regulator on the light source allows me to turn down the power if I choose to use normal fiber-base paper.
believe a condenser light head yields a higher
intrinsic sharpness and acutance rendering of negatives, and makes more
inherent sense in the making of a fine print. Even in the event that I
wanted the lower contrast characteristics of a cold-light or diffusion
enlarger, a simple insertion of a diffuser into the units lower filter
drawer achieves the same result. A filter drawer that accepts a full range
of filters allows for printing of variable contrast papers, making the unit
a complete package.
John Zdral, Yorbalinda, March 6 – 2002.
Johns wife, Lisa Zdral, took the picture of John in front of his enlarger. Lisa took the picture with a digital camera. The image was then enhanced in Photoshop by Tim Smith, Brea, California .
Zdral is an ophthalmologist living and working in Yorba Linda. John is using
a Durst L1840 with a 10x10" Durst Condenser head for his very creative