Slavich Bromportrait in LD20 Lith

Slavich Bromportrait in LD20, toned in gold

Slavich Bromportrait in LD20, toned in gold

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Slavich Bromportrait Lith – Second print

Old Quarry, Stanton Moor, Derbyshire

Slavich Bromportrait in Moersch EasyLith.

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Slavich Bromportrait Lith – First print

Slavich Bromportrait in Moersch EasyLith.

Slavich Bromportrait in Moersch EasyLith.

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Slavich Unibrom EasyLith – Second Prints

Straight lith print on Slavich Unibrom developed in Moersch EasyLith

Straight lith print on Slavich Unibrom developed in Moersch EasyLith

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Slavich Unibrom EasyLith – First Prints

Nine Ladies Stone Circle, Stanton Moor Derbyshire

Print on Slavich Unibrom, Two-Pass Lith Process

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The Mundon Oaks

The remains of the ancient oak forest at Mundon, Essex.

The remains of the ancient oak forest at Mundon, Essex.

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Zeiss Protar 8.5cm Test

Protar 8.5cm Lens test

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.

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Acros 100 in PMK

Maryport, Harbour 2011

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 I felt confident that the film would process fine, despite it already being out-of-date at the date of exposure (which turned out to be August 22 2011).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

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Arbor Low, Derbyshire – Me and Edwin Smith

My photograph of Arbor Low, negative : 1981; print : 2012.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.

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Kodak D-85 Developer Test

Testing Kodak D-85 lith developer with Fotospeed Lith paper

Nikon F4, Adox CHS50 Art, Lith print on Fotospeed Lith paper.

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