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11/03/2004: "One For The Ladies."

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I shot this about eleven years ago and after looking at it again, I'm reminded of how much more adventurous I was back then. The technique used to add the texture was done in the darkroom (remember those) with a thick clear sheet of plastic and a sheet of glass over the paper, exposing through the wrinkled plastic. I used to do a lot of this tuff back then. Photoshop has made me weaker in some cases.

Replies: 8 have commented

Darkroom? Why didn't you just turn on the darn light?

I still have my darkroom equipment I may just pull it out soon and use it again for old times sake. I love the smell of fixer in the morning, it smells like... like, actually it kinda stinks now that I think about it!

Jeff A said @ 11/04/2004 03:24 AM PST

Cool photo. I have my NaNo hero taking nature shots when he hikes. He's not as good as you are, of course.

UV said @ 11/04/2004 04:06 AM PST

I think this is a lovely photo. I have always been enchanted by cameras, although find that my pictures are more suited for, well, the family photo albums. You definitely have an eye, but I don't need to tell you that, considering this is how you've made your living. I enjoy your clicking on your blog and seeing what photos you've set up for the day!

Alex said @ 11/04/2004 04:23 AM PST

Hey Brook, love you photos especially the objects - such lovely sharp evocative colours and your black & white portraits are just beautiful - nice work!

racheblue said @ 11/04/2004 09:46 AM PST

I did a lot of dark room work in school -- mostly scanning Electron microscope stuff, so it was mostly close-ups of bugs' eyes and things. But I loved messing around in the dark room, despite the lack of sexy subject matter.

rock grrrl said @ 11/04/2004 11:29 AM PST

Ah man, another great shot!

Do you still shoot outside of the 9 to 5?

mark said @ 11/04/2004 06:39 PM PST

I know the feeling, I got lots of funny looks in film school for opting to use a real editing table for my projects instead of just doing them digitally. The tactile sensations though for me were and pretty much still are the bits that really pull everything together.

Rain said @ 11/04/2004 07:28 PM PST

Shooting outside of work is essential to creative growth. In the industry it's called "testing." Other than that, I take a lot of pictures of my little girl. When I'm at a party or gathering and someone asks me why I don't have a camera. I tell them I'm not working today.

Brooks said @ 11/04/2004 07:47 PM PST

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