My apologies on this picture of a picture. It’s difficult to take a good shot of a bagged glossy print. Plus is 11×14 so scanning isn’t an option and it’s fiber base paper which means it curls which means it will find reflections!
Setup for the shot was pretty easy just a light tent with a black background.
I shot this with a Graflex Pacemaker press camera with a Kodak Aero-Ektar lens, on some expired TXP320 film. Stand developed for 1 hour in Rodinal 1:100.
I printed this on Ilford MGIV FB paper. It had been some time since I worked with fiber. While the process itself was ok albeit slower, the drying took a turn for the worse. After trying to use some old FB print driers I completely wreck several prints. I ended up hanging the prints back to back to minimize curl.
I really like how this turned out. The telltale Aero-Ektar shallow depth of field really gives it a three dimensional feel. The shadows are dark and crisp while maintain a nice range of values in the subject which in itself is pretty awesome looking.