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Photography Beyond Technique: Essays from F295 on the Informed Use of Alternative and Historical Photographic Processes by Tom Persinger

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IN THE DARK, TIME FEELS DIFFERENT THAN WHEN IT IS LIGHT

Keith Taylor

Every photographer who’s ever printed in a darkroom knows how the dark feels different than the light. It provides a chance to be lost in your own world with good music. For me, this feeling has never been replicated with the lights on and an inkjet printer.

My work, primarily of the landscape and architecture, is influenced by a handful of photographers who worked in the first half of the 20th century: Stieglitz, Strand, Weston, Coburn and Sudek. Each worked with similar processes and had a style of printing, often in a small size, that still appeals to me decades later.

I prefer to shoot with film for many reasons. I first started making photographs in the mid-1970s, processing ...

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