Acquiring skills in photography is just one side of a practice. Constant repetition of procedure and attention to detail creates a skill that was not there before. There is also another side to the practice: the subject in which we modify ourselves rather than the objects that we fashion. It is the side of the subject where most gains are to be made. Or so I contend.Continue reading
This site describes my efforts at learning film photography and darkroom printing.
I see film photography and darkroom printing as 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 might have better seen the image when taking that photograph.
I am no expert and I hope that, by writing these posts, I am not holding myself out to be one. If nothing else, I will at least be helping to preserve a craft that is in danger of disappearing.
My aim? I aspire to Josef Sudek’s maxim: ‘No approach, no recipe. Each thing to be done differently’.