dinsdag 27 november 2012

Maskerade 2012

Last month I have been to the Maskerade in Panningen the Netherlands. This is a bodypaint festival. The photo's have been made on Kodak t-max film. 2 x iso 400 and one film iso 3200 but shot as 1600 and developed as such. The photo's have been printed on Agfa half tone film. Expired and badly stored over the years.

zondag 4 november 2012

So the new darkroom is going. Turns out the owner of the building is not planning on turning on the heat unless it starts to freez. It is to big to heat with 3 small electrical heaters. Building e smaller piece inside the darkroom defeats the purpose why I took it. At home the space is small enough. Not really sure what a cold slightly damp spacis doing for the paper, equipment and chemicals but I really don't want to take the risk. However on the bright side. I can seave more money now. Now for something different. Today I went to the Maskerade to shoot some photo's. At the moment some of them are hanging to dry. If anything decent has stuck to the film I'll post it here tomorrow.

maandag 22 oktober 2012

Darkroom it is new!

Last week I signed a contract on the lease of a space in an abendoned school near Maastricht. I plan on using it is my darkroom. Finally I have a space where I can print my photo's and do some experimenting. I can't wait to get started. Hoewever first I have to clean it up and to move all of my analogue darkroom gear. Here are some photo's of the space:

dinsdag 16 oktober 2012

Two or three weeks ago I went out on a rainy saturday to take some photographs. I loaded up my eos 50 with an Ilford fp4+ 125 iso. Sometimes you don't have to go far to see some nice places. Tho folowing images are shot near Kanne in Belgium. A little war cemetary. Almost forgotten and oh so small...

donderdag 11 oktober 2012

Marollen Summer 2012

This summer I went to a neighbourhood in Brussels called de Marollen. In this neigbourhood there is a little market where people sell stuff. It is kinda a like a garage sale. However this market takes place everyday and stuff that is sold there can be really crap. However I went there to buy some old negatives and some old photoalbums. While I was there I made some shots on Pan F film. No not the Ilford Pan F.

maandag 10 september 2012

zondag 9 september 2012

New photo! Made with the for me new Canon Eos 5. So without the D. Film I used was the Pan F 50 iso. I rated the film iso 100 or 200. (Not really sure because I developed 2 films together) HC110 solution B was used to develop the film for 5 minutes.....I really should do some good testing.

maandag 9 juli 2012

Last saturday I went to a local festival. Scenes Connected in Maastricht. I decided to play with my Polaroid 330 camera and some expirod polaroid colorfilm.

donderdag 5 juli 2012

I haven't completed my story yet. This weekend. In the meantime here are some photos I shot at the SASK in Hasselt during a daguerrotype shoot.

dinsdag 3 juli 2012

It is wednesday. I thought a photo might be in place.
Shot with a Olympus Pen EE-2

zondag 1 juli 2012

I started this new entry because I wanted to write down what I want to do. So I began with how I got into photography. And then I realised I have to think it through a lot better. So instead I photo. It was one of the first of my analogue adventures.
I will get my story on here. But later.

maandag 23 april 2012

As promised here a photoseries about how to clean a Fuji Negative. I'm sorry it is a bit late. First of all you need to shoot a Fuji FP100c when done save the negative. Now it begins. You tape the negative emulsionside down on a piece of glas or some other smooth surface.
Make sure the edges are sealed tight so no bleach can get underneath and eat away at the emulsion side. Next thing to do is to grab a bottle of thick house hold bleach. Pour it onto the black side of the negative and spread it out with a (paint) brush:
Enjoy the artwork for 5 minutes:
When the bleach has done it its work wipe it away with some paper towel, (unused) toilet paper, a rag or anything that you don't mind ruining forever. I recommend a paper towel. You wil end up with a shiny surface:
What works for me best is to clean it with some surface cleaner:
When those steps are completed it is time to separate the negatives from the glass/smooth surface. On the emulsion side a dried up goo is stuck on the surface. When a negative is scanned in this state the results are cool and scruffy looking. When desired you can stop at this stage. However it is possible to wash away this goo. Even when it is all dried up. You can do this by genly rubbing the goo of under a stream of water. Warm water will dissolve the goo more quickly. But with cold water it works also. The emulsion side is pretty sturdy. Beware if handled roughly it will come off!
When all the goo is gone you end up with a good negative that will good results when scanned. I don't know how it will handle when enlarged but I'm sure with enough fiddling around it will give a good result as well.
Just some last words. When working with bleach make sure your working area is well ventilated. Make sure you work as save as possible.