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October 24, 2012 / petrastridfeldt

Picture day 178 – Portrait using 10×8 paper negative

© Petra Stridfeldt

This is a portrait I shot by using a paper negative in a large format camera. I really enjoyed experimenting with this and hopefully I will do some more in the future. I absolutely love to spend time in a darkroom but unfortunately it’s not happening very often nowadays.



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  1. substantialmusic / Oct 24 2012 5:14 am

    Awesome photo. I love her eyes.

  2. Thaddeus Miles / Oct 24 2012 6:53 am

    Great shot, love the texture

  3. eldinsmille / Oct 24 2012 8:32 am

    Great photo!
    Will you have some kind of exhibition in Sverige?

    • petrastridfeldt / Oct 24 2012 4:11 pm

      Thanks. I don’t have any exhibition planed in Sweden. As I haven’t lived in Sweden for quite a long time I’m not aware of what galleries there are but I think I will check it out. My project WANT will be in a group exhibition Place & Being ( at Photofusion in London and also at the VAMOS festival in Newcastle next year. The dates are not set yet but I will post this on the blog as soon as I know…. in case anyone of my followers are in England at that time.

      • eldinsmille / Oct 24 2012 6:54 pm

        Good luck on exhibition in England!

  4. fredodonnellphotography / Oct 24 2012 9:17 am

    Beautiful portrait.

  5. Dip It Black / Oct 24 2012 10:41 am

    Beautiful portrait!
    She got such sweet eyes!


  6. Virgilio Gavia / Oct 24 2012 11:16 am

    so nice!

  7. snappy~speak / Oct 24 2012 3:46 pm

    This is lovely.

  8. Inside the Mind of Isadora / Oct 24 2012 5:00 pm

    You captured her captivating eyes. love it …

  9. freeksnijders / Oct 24 2012 7:34 pm

    Beautiful photo … A paper negative? How does that work?

    • petrastridfeldt / Oct 29 2012 1:43 pm

      Thank you I’m glad you like it 🙂

      You use paper, I think I used Ilford Multigrade for this picture. So instead of loading the camera with film you use paper which you after the shot put in a developer, stop bath and fixer in the same way as when you have have used negative in an enlarger. The only thing is that you will have a paper negative that you need to put on another paper and light with the enlarger after that you get the image positive and nice looking 🙂

      I found some info on a website that might help you out

      • Freek Snijders / Oct 30 2012 6:14 pm

        ok … I get it. Thanks for the explanation and the link. Sounds interesting. Too bad I gave up the darkroom activities years ago.

  10. hutchphotography2020 / Oct 26 2012 12:49 am

    Wonderful tones.

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