Q: What do you like to do in the darkroom that brings a print up to perfection?
A: That’s a trade secret! I will say that if I am going to sign my name to a piece of art, it must be the best that I am able to make at that point in time. In the darkroom I work deliberately and patiently. I slow down. I make tests, then refine and adjust the yellow and magenta filters on the enlarger to emphasize certain parts of the negative – bring an area forward, make another recede, brighten up something, etc. Usually as a last step, I dodge and burn some areas, always trying to produce the best, most eye-catching images I can.
Posted on August 25, 2012, in Creative Process, Gods and Monsters, Photography and tagged chromogenic print, darkroom, dodge and burn, eye-catching images, filters, magenta, perfection, trade secret, Untitled, yellow. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Q: What do you like to do in the darkroom that brings a print up to perfection?.