Posts Tagged ‘analog photography’
Hey guys, we moved to our new house two and a half years ago and a year ago I changed my working room into darkroom. My modest opinion is that I have a huge talent for interior design and it’s comforting to know that if I will fail as a photographer I still can become a millionaire as an interior designer. In fact I know what you want to ask me, so my answer is YES, you can send me an email and we will discuss an option of you hiring me, but I must warn you I will not repeat the mistake that I’ve made as a photographer, talent like myself demands a grease fee! Here are few more details.
PS: In 2008 I’ve redesigned my old darkroom into sauna. I admit, that was a mistake, but as every great artist I learn on my mistakes.
Today I was in Samobor, Croatia in Fotokemika company where they were from year 1947 producing foto material of all sorts. Last week they stopped the production and workers are unemployed now. That makes me very sad since they were producing excellent films and photo-papers under brand EFKE, but also under brands ADOX (Belgium), Rollei and who knows what more. Few months ago I decided to learn how to make my own photographical gelatin emulsion and so I went there and bought pure photographical gelatin. I laso bought infra red film, just to try it out and roentgen ortho-cromatic film for camera obscura experiments. By pure coincidence I’ve met there a friend Damir, that also drop by to buy some rentgen film and he explained me that you can use it for normal photography with some specific difficulties. For instance, I didn’t know that roentgen films have emulsion on both sides and they are very contrasty, which is perfect for salt print contact prints!
PS: On the end of the day I must say that this stuff is not that cheap as you would expected. Like for all that I payed 280 EUR. But that is a half a year stock if I’ll be shooting a lot. On the other hand, analog medium format cameras are from 200-600 EUR and digital medium format cameras are from 3000 – 12.000 EUR. For the difference in prices you can buy quite a lot of films & scans