Hi. What's new? I wouldn't know as I have been busy working underground. The darkroom is my place of choice these days. Sometimes I get so caught up in the To Be Printed mountain that I forget about life beyond the safelights and darkness of the basement.
Danger! I swear it's not malicious avoidance, it's just exciting is all.
Craig and I joined forces once and for all this week and created a super darkroom underneath his house. The progression has made a world of difference to the process. Sliding through the heavy light barrier into the stairway leading to the basement gives me tremors. 'Been balls deep in a recently-shot family series this week: Mum, Dad, big sis and baby sis all on the family bed, disgruntlement and delight both present on the family faces over the recent addition.
Strong work takes time, this I am learning. No galloping in the darkroom!
Working towards quick turn over as a film photographer over here. Worked on printing a single breast feeding photo for HOURS yesterday and still came up short with only two 8x8 prints, both crap (too contrast > ^ < too grey). Where is the balance? Dissatisfied by the million test strips but hungry for more, I will head back down and try again tomorrow.
Thanks for reading and putting up with this old song.
Here is a new print up from the darkness. Click to enlarge the effects of a filthy negative.
|Malin Jams/ Trout- Aug 2012. Scanned copy of 8x8" print.|
Now it is the morning. Andrea and Tiff, this contact sheet goes out to you two. Rags, can you spot your gin grin? I love that face, both of those gin grins actually. Milky and Rags, the ultimate party duo. Tiffany, you are a most excellent hostess.