The subject and its negative. Portraiture. A musing in three negations. I use the square format native to 6x6 Medium Format photography to (1) activate the hyper-centrality of the framing device and (2) produce conventional compositional moments with subjects (3) that are usually visually obstructed to acknowledge the influence of terministic screens. Here, the image passes procedurally from granular smear of the focal range (abusing or rewarding Delta 3200 grain structure), to the abrupt preemption of a subject’s visage (foreclosed) using the fine film emulsion of Fuji Across 100 , to the relative geometrical clarity of a typical Montreal staircase using Ilford FP4 Plus 125 in three gestures. More than moments in expanded contrast. More like chiaroscuro pimping. Tools: Kowa Super Six 85mm, Hasselblad 500 c/m 80mm, Minolta Autocord. Olivine.