Monday, February 21, 2011
Back to my black and white roots for the next few posts I think. This was taken in a little toy store in Stockholm, Wisconsin using my film camera. I've scanned a lot of my black and white negatives and have spent hours in Photoshop removing scratches and dust spots. I guess the good news about Photoshop is you only have to do that once and then you have a clean digital file, but I really miss the wet darkroom - the smell of fixer, the sound of the revolving black door as folks went in and out and the miracle of putting a blank piece of paper into what looked like a tray of water and watching the image appear like magic. I wish you could see how this one looks in a gelatin silver print. If you're ever in my neighborhood, stop in and take a look at that version along with many others that are languishing in plastic bins in my basement. I'll put on a pot of coffee or tea and you can go on a treasure hunt.