Monday, September 17, 2012

Shadow behind me

I showed you man behind me at previous post. Here another photograph of the shadow man. It is at left side of the photograph as is before post. Is it just coincidence or ... ?

And print details:

Paper: Ilfrord Multigrade IV Fiber Warmtone 24K Semi-Matt
Paper Size: 17.8x24 cm (7x9.5in)
Image Size: 15.3x22.8 cm (6x9in)
Developer: Ilford Multigrade  Developer 1+9 (2 min.)
Toner: Untoned
Film: Rollei RPX 400 rated 250 135 mm

I am using Ilford papers for years and I tried almost every type of their paper range. I haven't used this semi mat paper before. Also Omar, who is great printer and blogger, suggest me to use warmtone paper with a normal developer. In this print as you see above I selected Ilford Multigrade developer instead of a warmtone developer. Results are impressive. I loved surface and tones I get. It has a "real" creamy whites and shadows between yellowish and brownish. I am getting angry myself for ignoring this paper for years. I am planning to use this paper as my matt choices.

Furthermore, I installed another enlarger which is Durst M800 and I print this photograph with Durst. Also a Rodenstock Rodagon 105mm f:5.6 was installed on it. I printed a medium format photograph before this print and I bother to change the lens and condenser for 35 mm :).

1 comment:

  1. Hi Taylan,

    I think matt is the most difficult surface to get right. But once one masters printing on matt, any other surface should be dead easy.

    There is a legendary british printer, Bill Rowlinson, who always used matt, and what he says in an audio interview which you can find here (after about 6:30), is that "glossy reflects light, whereas with matt you can sink into it"...a statement worth pondering on I think.