A local photographer / printer shared his work-space with me the other-day and helped me make a Platinum print. I used an Continue reading
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This Selection of similar images are from fiber based silver gelatin paper negatives shot in a 4×5 wooden field camera. They were wet processed, then inverted and adjusted digitally before creating digital a pigment print.
A snapshot of my darkroom – walls dismantled and almost everything packed up. Now I hope to find a new space for it.
16 image stitch with a 45mm on a crop sensor.
Beseler 23c and 45MX – super low cielings so a drop table and the insulation cut out above the enlargers for more head room.
Vertical Nova print processing tanks in addition to trays for 8×10 up to 16×20.
Dry sink with washing done at the basement utility-sink.
(4×5 paper negative. Tachihara, 90mm lens, with morning sun for several minutes)
a black and white silver gelatin print of a wood sculpture I made a while back.
a tree falls, a tree is cut, the wood sits, the rain falls.
then it is placed and formed.
It was a rainy day. The pile of wood which was unceremoniously left in the yard when the tree was cleared begged to be played with. It was sorted, stacked, tumbled down, and stacked again.
The soft light of overcast skies illuminating the scene for this 4×5 film shot with my tachihara and 90mm lens.
Silver gelatine black and white prints from my January 2013 visit to Arches. I got my darkroom up and running in the past few months and spend a chunk of time diving back into the rhythms of printing by printing a series of 645 negatives from Arches and Dead Horse Point. Funny to compare to the quick digital developments posted previously. I love the desert, and we had the good luck of visiting with snow and having a few extra bits of contrast here and there. Click to make bigger and let me know what you think!
These are 8×10 prints currently in 14×18 matts. I may make a few 11×14 enlargements. One image is missing from this post, hopefully I can get that photographed next week. If you are interested in purchasing matted prints please contact me directly.
It’s been a long time since the last desert trip, well 3 years. I been itching to get back, and then I did. And to Arches we went, with a stop at Fisher Towers and a loong full moon hike. Cold January with snow, but nice and quiet, and the stars so bright (but no star trails). And some nice time with the cameras, enjoy!
Here’s a sampling of the black and white work, poor man scans of 4×5 and 120 Tmax ISO 100 film (shoot the film with a digital camera using a light bulb for back lighting).
thoughtful caring dancing
And blessing to the home with familiar elements of former homes.
Blessings on the formation of a new home.
Thoughts go to memories of much good cheer.
“One who knows does not speak; one who speaks does not know.
Block the openings;
Shut the doors.
Blunt the sharpness;
Untangle the knots;
Soften the glare;
Let your wheels move only along old ruts.
This is known as mysterious sameness.
Hence you cannot get close to it, nor can you keep it at arms length; you cannot bestow benefit on it, nor can you do it harm; you cannot ennoble it nor can you debase it.
Therefor it is valued.”
Lau Tzu – LVI