(n.) Love of darkness or night; finding relaxation or comfort in the darkness.
All darkroom users should experience this...
Ten years ago I acquired three Zeiss Protar lenses from the auction sale of Olive Cook’s effects, following her death in 2002. These lenses had belonged to her late husband, the photographer Edwin Smith.
I discovered an undeveloped roll of 120 film in the cupboard this week. I had no idea what was on it.
Part of the magic of film photography is that once the photons have done their work on the little silver halide crystals in a film emulsion, years can go by without that impression ever changing significantly. I felt confident that the film would process fine, despite it already being out-of-date at the date of exposure (which turned out to be August 22 2011). Continue reading
After a long hiatus, it’s time to revive this site and start adding new material from the dark side.
To kick off, here’s a print made this week from a 31yr-old 35mm negative on Tri-X film, processed in Kodak HC-110 developer; the print made on Adox MCC110 Premium Glossy, Variable Grade 4, processed in Dektol 1+4 and selenium toned.
…and herein lies a tale. Continue reading