Inspired by the matter-of-fact aesthetic of elementary nineteenth century "Record Picture" photography (which formed the paradigm for the Dusseldorf School) these pictures examine the possibilities of this application of photography in contemporary art, in particular, but not limited to, landscape. Made with a view camera on 8x10 inch film, scanned and printed to 4x5 feet, these photographs draw on the medium's indexicality and verisimilitude. The welter of detail overwhelms any presumed hierarchy of subject matter, rejecting the notion of studium and punctum for a free-for-all exploration of the photograph's optical imprint of the suspended past.