I really enjoy travelling through the Welsh and English Marches, that thin band of land that straddles the Welsh and English border …Continue reading
One of the reasons for buying a large format 5×7 Walker camera was to learn the craft of paper negative photography. In my last post on paper negatives I discussed the control of contrast. However I am finding Ilford WarmTone paper a little too slow for indoor portrait work so I decided to test Ilford Ilfospeed RC De Luxe in grade 2 with a pearl finish. This post records how I got on …Continue reading
I am enthralled by the pictures that Andrew Sanderson makes with paper negatives.
My last visit to his darkroom was spent wholly on paper negatives. So I am now experimenting with what I learnt, and where better to begin than at the beginning …Continue reading
At a recent exhibition of Rembrandt’s printmaking techniques I was struck by the similarities between Etching, Bromoil and Paper Negative printing. All show the hand of the artist. All share a certain sensibility.Continue reading
When in Berlin, I’m often drawn to Louis Tuaillon’s bronze statue of the Amazon. It is situated in-between the Altes and the Neues museums. Perhaps it has something to do with its composure and austerity, providing an antidote to the Baroques sculptures that adorn the area? …Continue reading