Monday, June 21, 2010

Rediscovered Negatives: Portraits

Alisaith, Cookstown, New Jersey, 2003

A frequent subject of my camera's lenses is Alisaith, but this roll escaped development for years, until I pulled it from the freezer last month.  I usually use available window light to illuminate my indoor portraits, but we wanted something with a more nocturnal feeling.  Using a low-wattage table lamp (upper right) for backlighting, we set up two candelabras for our prime lighting source.  Shooting with some of my stash of old school Kodak Tri-X (expiry date, August 1972), we were able to obtain a very painterly portrait.