Memoria Vitae – The Underwood

The Underwood

Part of the ‘Memoria Vitae’ series


I originally started the Memoria Vitae series five years ago, with this image. The purpose being to record those things that have special meaning to me, though various connections, but which may seem insignificant to others.
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Nautilus – 2

Nautilus - 2

Homage to Edward Weston

Below, the original 1927 image, by Edward Weston.

Image made in 1927.

Edward Weston’s image made in 1927.

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Nautilus & Companion – 2

Nautilus & Companion - 2

Second attempt at this pairing.

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Nautilus & Companion – 1

Nautilus & Companion - 1

First attempt at this pairing.

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Nautilus – the contact print

Contact print from the 8x10 negative

Contact print from the 8×10 negative

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Avebury Stone 1

Avebury Stone 1

Avebury Stone 1

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Wells Cathedral – Scissor Arch

Wells Cathedral, the scissor arch

Wells Cathedral, the scissor arch

I had a request from a friend for a print of this image, which had never been printed previously. Rather than using a negative scan and inkjet, I made the print conventionally, printing the full negative area. This is a scan of the 12×16″ print.

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An Imperfect Shell

8 x10 Adox CHS 100 negative, 300mm Symmar-S. 35 seconds f45. Processed in PMK 1+2+100 10 mins dish.

Sinar P 8×10, 300mm Symmar-S

 

8 x10 Adox CHS 100 negative, 300mm Symmar-S. 20 seconds f32. Processed in PMK 1+2+100 10 mins dish.

Sinar P 8×10, 300mm Symmar-S

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Nautilus

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That old (latent) black magic

Today I was reminded of the wonders of the latent image on film.

Film Magic

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