My latest photography project! I made a series of enlargements of photographs taken of my father’s 1952 MG car. A historic vehicle, it makes for an interesting subject to take pictures of, especially on film. I made a close up crop, a regular photo, I dipped an enlargement that was slightly blurry in sepia, and I used a paintbrush to make an abstract photograph painting with developer.
I wanted to make a juxtaposition of developing techniques to show some of my photography students that are far ahead in class, and give them some inspiration of different ways they could play around and develop photos. Most of the photography students in the introductory level don’t experiment much with different techniques while in the darkroom, so showing them a few ways different developing techniques change and make the same photo more interesting will hopefully inspire them to play around and experiment more. As the semester is drawing to a close, lots of students have extra time and photo paper, so I’ll encourage them to use it creatively.