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.

Blues in my bread

I haven’t worked much with cyanotypes because I don’t really care for blue prints. But with Covid keeping me out of the darkroom and all the ingredients sitting in my studio, it made sense to try.

A little research made it clear that toning gave me more options than just blue. Here are the results so far. look for more as I work through the process.

The blue

Better than I expected
It’s growing on me

The black: coffee

Nice
Some like it darker
Horse

The gold: tea

Dynamic
Tea horse