Sunday, February 11, 2007
Reliving the color of people's lives in black and white
It's been roughly 10 years since I have last handled real black and white films and chemicals. With the generosity and inspiration of some friends in the rangefinder forum, at last I have started to relive the glory days of black and white images.
In the past few weeks I have been dragging my ageing body out of bed early in the mornings to run around the area where I live with my rangefinder slung diagonally across my chest and from time to time I chance upon the "morning people" and shoot them with my small and harmless looking camera.
Piece by piece I have been buying all the small things that I need to start developing these first images.
My skill at capturing the images is a bit rusty and out of sync, but now that I am empowered once again.... nothing is impossible.
Tech notes: Shot in Tri-X at 400 ASA and developed in "Parodinal Soup", a rodinal formula made with Paracetamol as main ingredient compliments of RF proponent Jay Javier.