14 comments on “Changing Times

  1. Sounds (and looks) like a very sensible and satisfying compromise. The T5i weighs almost nothing compared to what you are used to lugging around, and these printing processes appear to be very interesting (there is a studio in my town that is doing it, and giving workshops, which I would love to take, had I the time and $$ – http://www.luzstudios.com/)

  2. Hi guys, very interesting times indeed. Change can be daunting, but it sounds like you are embracing it with fervour. I know nothing of the salt print process, but the first image is so striking, which augurs well for the future!

  3. Age is one of the reasons I struggle to walk through the bush as much as I always do… also having had operations on my lungs has made that even less comfortable… but I still like to get out there when I can, but fully understand what you are saying… good luck with the new venture it does look interesting… will have to learn more about this new venture of yours… Google here we come…

    • Both of us totally agree with you bulldog. As we get older we find getting out in our Florida woods a natural therapy which we do not want to give up. We also wanted to keep using our darkroom so we chose this compromise which we think will be the best of both worlds – film and digital. Keep walking bulldog. The bush is very therapeutic. I miss the bush terribly having grown up in Rhodesia. The sights, smells of Africa are not found anywhere else in the world but Florida woods have their own unique flavor with plenty of wild hog to keep you on your toes. Keep “bundu bashing”. Have a great week.

      Joey

  4. Wow, your salt prints are gorgeous! I’m glad to see you posting again, and very impressed that you’re not only using these very special printing processes, but doing them so well from the start! I can’t imagine the change is easy … and yet there’s something very appealing about that combination of old and new processes, taking what suits you best from each, making it your own. I’m looking forward to seeing what you create!

    • Thanks so much Jacki. We were looking for something different to do and trying historical processes appealed to both of us. We really didn’t want to give up using the darkroom but also realized that we couldn’t carry all our heavy camera gear for any length of time. This was the best compromise. I’m glad you like the result 🙂

  5. How wonderful to find your first post of the New Year, Joey and Marks! We hope it will be a good one for the two of you, and reading about your new techniques and equipment, and seeing these beautiful new photos, how could it not be!

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