On the first day of my experimental darkroom class, we were asked to bring in a 4×5 negative, punch 5 holes out of it, trade hole punches with another student, and go into the darkroom and try to make something cool. This is the oddest assignment I’ve been given… here were my results..
Here are scans of some recent darkroom prints from my experimental class. the landscape images directly below are from a 4×5 medium format class using a view camera.
serene lake and a weeping willow tree @ Frederick Meijer Gardens
white birch tree- interesting texture- also taken at Frederick Meijer Gardens
some leaves that i put in the enlarger, covered with tissue paper. no negative used.
a still life print of coffee, taken with a view camera/ 4.5 film. rings are coffee cup dipped into developer and used as a stamp on the paper after darkroom exposure.
This is a logo I created last summer for a client who wanted “a rat, on two water skis, with a backwards hat and blonde hair, hawaiian board shorts, teeth, and a gold chain with an ‘R’ on it”. Can you say random? Funny thing is, I still have no idea what the logo was used for. It was fun making it though!