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Photography: Black & White, Gelatin on Paper.
Dumplings being prepared at the kitchen of one of the last remaining women with bound feet.
Signed Limited Edition of 25
This is a silver gelatin print, each print is unique, processed by me in my own darkroom.
Shot with a Hasselblad analogue camera and ilford black and white film.
The moment I picked up a Hasselblad I fell in love it. The images I can produce with it have so much depth. I think analogue photography is an art form, with only 12 frames on a roll you have to be precise in every aspect. This extends to the printing of silver gelatin prints in the darkroom, where the process of creating a fine art print is such a rewarding experience. You are bringing life into your work. All my photographs are printed full-frame showing the black negative borders, I don’t believe in cropping after the fact, it should be done in camera. I also think that using a Hasselblad 503C is very apt for photographing traditions and cultures that are dying out as the majority of professional photographers are turning to digital now. I have an understanding with Ilford film and photography paper, through experience I know what works and what does not, I don’t need to mess around with trial and error and am extremely happy with the results.
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