My photo album

Most of my photography these days is analogue – i.e., shot on film, and printed in the darkroom. The only electricity consumed in the entire process is the light bulb in the enlarger. I usually scan the negatives in to have digital copies, so I can post them on my website, but it’s not quite the same.

This week’s Photo Challenge is to take a picture of one of your photos on display, in some form or another. I decided to take a picture of one of my favourite prints. This picture was taken at the Avon Valley Railway in 2010, but the print was made recently, in June 2011. There’s already a scan of the negative on my blog.

This photo shows that I have mounted it in a hardback album and attached a caption label. No matter how easy it is to store, find and view digital photos, they just can’t compare to the experience of looking at printed photographs – especially analogue photographs. I often find myself flicking through this album, and studying the detail in the photos.

Drop me a line if you’d like a traditionally-printed copy of this picture.

Jonathan Gazeley

Geek info: Negative shot on Ilford FP4+ using a Canon AE-1 Program camera with a Canon 135mm f/3.5 lens. Print made on Ilford Warmtone RC paper and toned in Agfa Viradon.

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