15 thoughts on “Turning over…….

  1. That’s dramatic! Back in the day, A., I would push my tri-x to 1600 and then use a chemical called Acufine to make the push successful. In the darkroom I would employ those thick dark red filters so that I could paint the image with my hands, directing beams of light here and there on the paper. Sometimes the paper — or parts of it — would be under the light for four and five minutes! But those we’re my professional days when the passion to produce was hot and sustained.

    • I spent very little time in a darkroom, Eb. My father taught me to develop and print black and white prints 40+ years ago. If he were still alive maybe we would work together again but he’s been gone almost 30 years. I still have and occasionally use his old camera, an M3.

      • I sold my first pix to a newspaper when I was 17, shot with a Rolleiflex — 2.25″ b&w. Worked for newspapers, ad agencies, pr firms — and two decades later I was toting my F3 and bag of lenses on assignment in Manhattan NYC, shooting Hudson River towboats for a D.C. lobbying group. Thot I’d died and gone to heaven! Not long after I sold all my gear and turned my back on the photo game for good. “Is that all there is to a fire?” For the next two decades the only pix I took were with Polaroids.

        My modus operandi eventually intruded — achieve some level of success, then walk away and try something new. I never was anywhere near the best with the camera, but I knew how to sell my work and take care of business. Everywhere I lived I had a darkroom — closets, bathrooms, spare rooms, until I finally made enough to outfit a little studio. B&W was considered the creme de la creme of photographic Art.

        Anyway, Andrew: The kind of work you do is the epitome of photography — seeking truth and beauty, first behind the lens, then through objective expression — objective in the sense of philosophy. The proof is in the puddin’

  2. I like your experiment. I like the grain and the dreamy look of the leaves.
    It is always worth experimenting – who said that we should take photos in field guide style only?

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