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.
This blog is about my efforts at learning film photography and silver halide/alternative printing.
Two steps forward, then one step back. Or is it one step forward, then two steps back?
For me, film photography and darkroom skills are two sides of the same coin, inseparable. Taking a picture fashions the options that you have in the darkroom. Printing a photograph tells you how you could have done better when taking that photograph. I could not do one without the other.
In fact, my time in the darkroom drives my black and white film photography. I would not consider consider digital photography or even film photography where I could not print my own pictures. They would not be mine.