Print size: 11.5” x 17”
Camera: Canonet QL 17
Film: Tri-X @ISO 200
Develop: HC110, , 7min @68F
Scan: Epson V500
Print: Epson 3880/ Piezographic K7 Warm-Neutral Inks/
Come celebrate the first half year of The Concrete Muse! Ashow of small prints will be opening up this Saturday, the 13th from at Frame Fatale, 1813
I believe that longevity is a big component of creative success. Too many projects get abandoned without ever being pushed to the edge IMHO. The Concrete Muse is six months old this week and it feels like it’s jut beginning. Going back to film and working largely with 35mm in a hybrid film/digital printing set up is an education in the best sense of the phrase. My overall methodology is continually changing and refining, but more importantly, new things keep on entering my field of vision. This seriously appeals to the part of me that’s a real learning junkie and loves to tinker.
This shot was taken last summer somewhere in my immediate neighborhood. My guess is I grabbed it quickly. The Canonet QL17, often described as “the poor man’s Leica” (I paid $40 in 1994) is very good for shooting on-the-fly. It wasn’t until I got into the printmaking that I realized there was a person looking out as well as the canine. It required three separate negative scans that were then put together in Photoshop. The combination of the white dog and the very dark background, printed on the lower-contrast paper I use for working proofs (Moab Lasal), made this a particularly thorny printing problem.