Ivan meets GI Joe

Was fortunate enough to get ahold of some Soviet era Slavich Bromportrait from 1983. The paper is wonderful for lith printing though exposure times can get up there. Some of these needed exposures of 6 minutes! With shorter development times, the paper has a nice brown tone. Longer developments get the classic yellow lith.

I paired the paper with some negatives shot on Svema MZ3 for consistency. Unfortunately with the paper and the negative being so contrasty, it didn’t always work. Going to try next with some HP5 negatives.

Serendipitous parking job
Brutalism in the service of public education
Check out those pipes
Sometimes I can’t help myself

Coffee with Christine

Last year, I offered a coffee portrait session for Broad Street Ministry‘s online fundraising auction. Christine won the auction, and this weekend we managed to schedule the session. I love the results. They have a very 1930s look. Also, some really good longe exposure “mistakes”.

Something about the earring makes me think Man Ray
Just a little movement makes this one
Heading toward abstraction
Not all of them were serious!

Shot in the Dark Exhibition Opening This Weekend

Shot in the DarK: New Film Photography opens today and runs through May 30th at The Da Vinci Art Alliance. This is a group show of artists from the Fleisher Art of the Fine Print class. I will have the 3 pieces below in the show and they are also available for sale on the Da Vinci Website store.

There will be a virtual opening reception on Sunday May 16 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, join me with a glass of wine! The reception will be hosted on Zoom, go here for the link.

Lone Tree, FDR Park
Reminiscent
Shamokin, PA #4

We’re sensitive. Blue sensitive.

Bergger has started selling Print Film, a blue sensitivee sheet film for doing duplication work in the darkroom AND, of course, as an alternate camera film. I bought a pack of 4X5 sheets as soon as I learned about.

I took the Graflex Crown Graphic down to FDR Park this weekend for a test run.

So like MZ3!
Thin negative, but nice scan
Undergrowth
Accidental double exposure
This is my favorite time of year to shoot vegetation

I developed these in a tray for 4 minutes using HC110 dilution A at room temperature, which I conveniently forgot to measure. The data sheet on this says to use any developer with the time of development affecting the amount of contrast. I went for the low-end of the time suggestions.