Winter light in E 5th St, New York, 4 years ago. Darkroom lith print on 20x24 inch Agfa Brovira BEH1 5.
Winter light in E 5th St, New York, 4 years ago. Brovira version of the one posted before: Darkroom lith print on 20x24 inch Agfa Brovira BEH1 5.
The grain is induced by the process here, not by the 4x5 inch neg. For some time now I’m interested in how grain, especially in the shadows, influences the luminosity of the print, if it helps to transfer my perception of the light of the scene onto the paper.
With my Blacks&Light series, I wanted more or less black shadows to set the stage for warm light (being colored on the lith print). Here, I’m looking at the grain that certain papers show in the lith process and if this helps to make delicate light or soft shadows to be perceived as such. My fav paper for this was Fomabrom 123, but this Brovira here builds up nice grain as well. It lacks the nice blacks that came with the Fomabrom neighbouring the softer areas, but hey: Paper is an important part in the process and I really like to include the paper characteristics in the whole process of getting the print I find adequate
Taken with a Cambo Wide and the Schneider-Kreuznach 58XL lens handheld on 4x5 inch Ilford HP5+.