Working on a new paper, Bockingford HP, which is made with woollen particles, makes me rethink the process I was comfortable with.
Paper is a vital piece and the “dance” between pigment and paper is what it makes the final image. Wool gives softness in certain areas, somewhat haze look.
…working with gum bichromate process is like entering into another dimension… like what you actually saw when you take your picture, transforms into some other visual dimension, dimension that is different, that has no past and no future, that has no time …
I have a new addition to my camera collection. A lovely, 35mm, all analog, old school, East German camera – EXA 1a. I think that the great mechanical objects are not things of the past. They are well built, sturdy, fully functional objects even today.