Silver & Light

exploring film photography

Learning Lith Printing

In my continuous search for ever more expressive printing techniques I have found Lith printing a real boon for some types of subject. But it’s not without its frustrations… Learning Lith printing takes a lot of time and patience, but this is rewarded with effort.

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The Tyranny of Projects

I am in two minds about the whole thing of doing a photographic project. It has to do with something I call ‘the tyranny of projects’.

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To Jobo or not to Jobo?

I have always wanted to process colour film, particularly Kodak Portra 160 in 120 format, but every time I thought about it, I was put off by what I read …

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The Promise of Pinhole

There is something very enticing about stripping away complexity, going back to the source, starting again. In the case of film photography nothing can be simpler than taking photographs with a pinhole camera, and yet …

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Learning from James Ravilious

In an era of self-referentiality a ‘quiet photograph’ can have much to commend it. There is a  simple and rare pleasure in looking at photographs whose subjects are allowed to present themselves as they are, unposed.

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