twice the first time by onetonshadow

Those of you who care, may have noticed that I have barely been uploading anything recently, this is due to a total lack of inspiration from the world of digital photography. Luckily there is a man in the office, who goes by the name of James who is equally old school, cynical and at least as much of a luddite, if not more so. So he lent me his developing equipment, chemicals and all, and told me to ‘do it properly’. So I did.

Stuck some B&W Kodak 400 Tri-X in my medium format Holga and some of the same in my 35mm Hanimex and went and shot and hand developed a few rolls.

Started scanning them in this evening and thought I’d post the first one up.
Suddenly I’m excited by the medium again, and I’m having fun again.

Here’s a shot I took of my lady against a mirror in her favourite spotted dress, she is quite a big fan of spots you see.

James, good work fella, I owe you a Mountain Goat.

Hello, I have no idea what I am doing.

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  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaalmost 8 years ago

    Great result – hard work rewarded I say! I can feel the energy in this shot – and those pure blacks resonate so well!… I do like a bit of post prouduction work myself, however, also know where you and this James you speak of are coming from. Love it OneTon! Great result of technique and processing!

  • jetsta42
    jetsta42almost 8 years ago

    beautiful sensual dark work

  • James Pierce
    James Piercealmost 8 years ago

    a) Cool image, looking forward to seeing more, there is something about the tonality of real black and white that’s seem very hard to reproduce … Or maybe it’s not, and I just suck at photoshop. Acutally … I kinda know the latter is the case but anyway…

    b ) I’ve just got back from the weekend with 10 beautiful rolles of 120 E6, I feel a bit softcore not getting out the bleach and water baths to develop them myself…

  • Trace Lowe
    Trace Loweover 7 years ago


  • Liliphoto
    Liliphotoover 7 years ago

    I just bought a Smena (from Lomo) from the late 60`s. Can`t wait to get it and start playing with some old 35mm rolls from my boyfriend`s fridge. I love what you managed to do here with the high contrast black and white.

  • googa
    googaover 7 years ago

    Great mirror work well done!

  • CiaoBella
    CiaoBellaover 6 years ago

    that’s just so sexy

  • lostboy13
    lostboy13over 6 years ago

    hmmmm…been hidden for a while…you draw for her?

  • Hidden? This has never been hidden.
    ‘you draw for her?’
    I don’t know what that means. Do I draw pictures for her? Yes, occasionally, why?

    – onetonshadow

  • lostboy13
    lostboy13over 6 years ago

    i meant it was hidden from my self concious attention.

    the end.

  • Ah, does that happen often?

    – onetonshadow

  • Haydn Williams
    Haydn Williamsabout 6 years ago

    there is something about film that digital will never be able to emulate… beautiful work.

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