Once upon a time, before the digital era, there was a photographic printing technique that called wet printing or darkroom printing or silver gelatin printing. You could print a photograph without using computer or printer by using this mysterious technique. Nowadays there are only a few master remain who knows the mystery. Hold on there, I will tell a secret. I am the master and I will whisper the secrets to you in this blog. Keep this secret with you.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
I was so sick and busy. For this reason I had to put a long space again :). Also I couldn't print a new photograph. Therefore I am posting and old one.
It was taken at a beach in Istanbul which name is Menekşe. The English meaning of Menekşe is violet. What a cool name for beach :)
The man in the photograph was collecting mussels for cooking and selling stuffed mussels which is a popular street food in Istanbul. You can buy and eat almost every corner in Istanbul. It was a sunny and very cold winter day and man was inside of the sea. It is definitely a hard job.
The most thing I like in this photo is superposition of geometric lines and tone gradation changing. Here are the print details:
Paper: Ilfrord Multigrade IV Fiber 1K Glossy Paper Size: 24x30.5 cm (9½x12in) Image Size: 18.9x28.8 cm (7.4x11.3in) Developer: Kodak Dektol 1+2 (2 min.) Toner: Untoned Film Format: 35 mm