Monkeying Around Behind a Glass DoorWednesday, October 24, 2018
This picture began as a b+w Fuji 3200 Instant Film print. My subject who had posed for me years before was not reluctant to shed all clothing. She had a wonderful milky white door that was partially translucent.
I took a few photographs and I was most gratified with the results.
Two years ago I might have monkeyed with the negatives. I still had a darkroom. But the fact is that I shot everything with my digital Fuji X-E1.
As for the Polaroid/Fujiroids prints and peels I could not have done anything with them in that wet darkroom.
Now in this 2019 while I shoot film I enjoy the capabilities of scanning my negatives, prints with my Epson V-700 or working with my digital camera (or my iPhone3G) files.
A case in point is the enjoyable task of beginning with a workable Fuji Instant print and fixing it with my 13 year-old Photoshop. I dabble with contrast and shadow/highlights and then I go to Corel Paint Shop Pro XII. For the initial photograph here I used the Photo Effects – Time Machine with the cyanotype option. And presto something to entertain my afternoon on a gray Vancouver day.