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Regram from @mercerie_noire
So everything has started with this little picture! "Mercerie Noire" (or black haberdashery) is a mixed media project by @ophelielonguepee . Each photograph is developped in a darkroom and embroidered with love by hand. Here, the queen @audrey_borely shot in @botanique_bxl / 10x15 cm, 1/1, 2016. 📷:
@simonking_v is our latest guest blogger. He talks about his choices for black and white film photography and how his perception to shooting film has changed.
Regram from @kityoung135 A number of people have asked me how I print... It's actually a really difficult question to answer, especially over Instagram, but what I can say is this: for me, the negative provides a starting point and the print a destination.
I've always believed in photography's ability to transcend the "real" in favour of the "imaginary"--it's photography not photocopying, after all. As such, I consider myself to be anything but a "documentary photographer" (urgh, how I dislike such labels!).
I often spend a long time looking at contact sheets and imagining the different ways I could interpret the negatives in the darkroom. I then carry out tests to see how things look on paper. It's all very time consuming but extremely rewarding. For this particular photograph, I knew that I wanted to enhance the otherworldly feel of this particular spot in Suffolk and that a "straight" print (or "photocopy") wasn't going to achieve this. Using a variety of dodging and burning techniques I was able to arrive at the finished print, which, to my eye, shows what it was I saw there and therein lies an important detail: cameras only record, they cannot see
This is one of the prints available today for £75 plus shipping. It's unique (for the time being) and took me the best part of an afternoon to get right. Grab it while you can. Normal price is £175 plus shipping
This photograph was made with @ilfordphoto FP4+ film and the print was made with Ilford FB Classic paper (8in x 10in) selenium-toned for archival permanence
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