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Hallowed camp #8

The ‘hallowed camp’ is a collection of photographs that I return to on occasion. In the words of the Eagles, these photographs ‘can check out any time … but (can) never leave’. Here is the eighth in the series, this one by Wright Marion Morris.

Wright Morris
Straight Back Chair, The Home Place, Near Norfolk, Nebraska, 1947

A while ago I wrote a short post on Morris here.

Hallowed camp #7

The ‘hallowed camp’ is a collection of photographs that I return to on occasion. In the words of the Eagles, these photographs ‘can check out any time … but (can) never leave’. Here is the seventh in the series, this one by Sally Mann.

Sally Mann, Untitled 1978

I often gaze at this image. It is a picture of the ‘Bridge on Tallahatchie’, the river where Emmett Till’s corpse was recovered. Unfortunately the reproduction above does not do the picture justice. Sally Mann’s wonderful book ‘Thousand Crossings’ has this picture beautifully rendered.

For the rationale behind this series see here.

The hallowed camp (1)

In a recent post I mentioned the ‘hallowed camp’, a collection of photographs that I return to on occasion. In the words of the Eagles, these photographs ‘can check out any time … but (can) never leave’. I thought I would slowly reveal my hallowed camp. Some readers will be meeting these pictures for the first time. Others will be encountering them afresh. Either way, I hope something new comes from them.

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Split grade printing – again

I have written a few posts on split-grade printing before (here and here) but I thought that I would revisit it again in more detail. The reason for this is that I am having some problems with it, so a post like this forces me to re-evaluate what I am doing, starting with the basics and trying to understand where I am going wrong.

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