Is this fun? It may be becoming a little bit stressful. We are working all day every day on this show. Things are coming together beautifully. For those who are photo nerds and want a little look behind the scenes, here is our studio in Long Beach. We are doing both silk fiber prints, as well as silver gelatin prints.
Below is my darkroom, it consists of a mechanized BESELER 45MCRX ENLARGER with a Zone VI cold light multigrade head. We are printing on my favorite paper of all time. Ilford Multigrade Fibre Warmtone. Fantastic, beautiful, creamy, rich, if you are not a good photographer, simply using this paper will make you one of the best. You don’t even have to take good photos any more!
Now If we could just figure out an endorsement deal, this crap is 2 dollars a sheet, and you throw away 5-10 sheets before you finally nail the print. Here is my latest batch of prints drying below. On silver gelatin paper, the prints pick up 6-10% density once they are dried so you have to be careful to not print too dark. Anyhow, that’s our world right now. Signing off. wignall