Lovely portrait & use of light Kirk, certain shots I look at and think - Yeah, that's film alright. Good old Agfapan too.Used to have an R8 myself, bit of a heffer but I miss it none the less and no need to comment on how nice the R lenses were obviously. Been thinking of getting a Ricoh GXR to use those babies again, much better than having to sell one's soul to buy M lenses.
Kirk,That's a great portrait. I know that the type of paper used is an important facet of printing, but was wondering: In your opinion, when printing digital files, does the paper matter as much, the same, or more? I figure the type of printing would factor into that somehow(inkjet, dye prints, etc.) I'm a novice when it comes to printing, but since I like physical prints more than just computer files, I'm trying to learn more about it.Thanks,Joel
Very Rembrandt-like, wow. And the longer you look, the more you sink into these eyes. Wonderful.
Thank you for this one, i miss my Agfa Brovira…
There were several nice papers that I miss from wet darkroom days. The texture and native tone of the paper were an important part of the image and every copy of an image was unique because it was impossible to exactly duplicate dodging, burning and development.I keep telling myself that the adjustments I do in Photoshop are not qualitatively different than what I did in the darkroom but down inside I often miss the literal 'hands on' nature of chemical photography.
Grat!P.S. You can buy AGFA APX100 in Germany.
Thanks Kirk! Wonderful portrait.Actually, with less words to read I find I'm studying the images longer and more in depth. Yeah, so we miss out on what you think about the latest camera... Me, I'm perfectly happy studying how you think and feel about portraiture :-) And I have a feeling in the long run that will prove much more valuable for my progression in the art.And finally, the absence of text nicely emphasizes the serenity of your work.
Indeed, like "Anonymous" said, APX100 is still available online, new and produced in Germany by Agfa. Concerning the camera and lens, it's not like they're obsolete : they still work. So nothing makes this portrait an antiquity. And the portrait is great. ;)
Like I said before Kirk, you need a "Beautiful" button under your posts... :)
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