Midwest Large Format Asylum

The largest, most active large format photography group in the country.


Started in 2000 with a posting on the Internet the group grew quickly from the original three members to what we are today.  As our masthead says, the Midwest Large Format Asylum is the largest and most active group of large format photographers in the country.  We currently have more than 250 members!

Our members are from Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin with the numbers growing every week.  We also have members in Italy and Norway.  (Our definition of Midwest is pretty broad!)

We try to plan a group photo outing each month to different places around the Midwest giving large format photographers an opportunity to meet others with the same passion.

We operate this website, an online forum and a mailing list.  Most of our outing planning is done on the forum.  Click the "Forum" link in the menu to check it out.  To fully access all areas of the forum you will need to register. The registration requirement is to combat spammers.  Don't worry, it is free and you won't have to divulge personal information (other than your email address).

The forum also contains discussion areas about equipment, film, darkroom info and more.  You'll also find our photo galleries there where you can enjoy some truly amazing photography.