Printing Your Own Portraits/Photos

https://filtergrade.com/printing-your-photos-to-become-a-better-photographer/

For a moment I thought this article was about actually getting into the Darkroom in order to print from a negative, unfortunately not! That, for me at least, was where all the magic happened and it is what drove me towards Photography while studying on my Art Foundation Course. It was the immediacy of the medium, not as immediate as a digital process, but definitely more magical. I miss the Darkroom and the Black and White Process; it was hands on and allowed you to physically place your mark onto the silver, you certainly could not beat a Black and White Portrait printed onto a heavy Fibre Based Paper Stock with an inkjet.

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The future of creative demarcation

https://www.theringer.com/

An interesting piece on the future of film making that is irrevocably linked to photography, especially documentary photography and its raison d'être of ‘being there’.

“The gap is definitely closing,” Gerstenberger says, adding, “The quality’s there, and it becomes much more about the story that’s being told and the knowledge and experience of the filmmaker and the team, rather than the camera or the tool.” In other words, we’ll know that smartphone films have reached their most mature form when they aren’t a story at all.

Photographs shot on film in a 6x6 Bronica #1

I found these forgotten images of allotment 'sculptures'  on an old hard drive. I remember photographing these landscapes on really hot summers day in London. I was inspired by the random yet cohesive nature of these found arrangements of allotment stuff, which had at their core a very British sensibility and acted as surrogate portraits of the people working at each allotment.