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In 2021 the 4x5 project started from the desire to make unique pieces of art by photographing with a 4x5 camera on different photographic media.
I post here irregularly because I simply forget due to being busy with making photographs. ;-)
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Category: Darkroom

Martin Nienberg's Darkroom
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Julian Ochoa a photographer from Cádiz (Spain) asked me via facebook if I want to write for his blog. He is investigating what music analog photographers hear while they are doing darkroom work.

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I replaced the half broken halogen lamps in my darkroom with nice LED ones and installed a drying rack for my 4x5 negatives in the shower.
Ah, and I found a used fridge in the right size a few weeks ...

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I just came across the new Ilford Photopaper for black and white and the pearl version is really nice with lots of depth, contrast and a very nice sheen. I would rate it as ISO 4 or even 6 depending ...

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The darkroom is ready by now. I replaced the old safelight with two better LED ones and got a daylight desk lamp from storage for flashing the paper after bleaching.

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The bathroom in my cellar is the perfect place to start the new darkroom. It is more like a "Rumpelkammer" and hasn't been used for ages. Here are some shots of the first stages made with ...

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