Wednesday, May 13, 2015

To Stem Their Demise



Luna Plata001Inside the front cover is this verbiage: "This is a silver gelatin, optical print of a camara minutera paper negative, prepared in the same manner as the traditional street portraitists of old, by photographer Joe Van Cleave."

Post-Script: During today's extended printing session I used a grade 2 contrast filter over the lens, which resulted in smoother tones in the prints. This will probably be my default contrast setting going forward.

Here's a link to the Afghan Box Camera book. And here's a link to their website.

Typecast via Olivetti Underwood 21.


Blogger Richard P said...

Your portraits all have a haunting, intense, rich look.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

Year's ago when I was processing 2 1/4 x 3 1/4" film from my Speed Graphic, I cut the top off of an old motorcycle battery, and used the 3 compartments for the chemicals. It was heavy, made of hard rubber. Today, it would be plastic and lighter. Or think about stacking your trays with a slight offset. Developer on top, short stop in the middle, and fixer in the bottom.

12:04 AM  

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