Now is the time of year when I typically find myself retreating indoors. Sure, I will probably do a photo session here and there outside with a model or two who can brave the cold for a few minutes at a time, but by and large winter is a great time for me to catch up on undeveloped film and to take advantage of the nice soft window light that streams through every window on an overcast day in the pacific northwest.
I’m not going to deny I have a lot of film to catch up on. Hundreds of rolls. Maybe even approaching over one-thousand at this point. It’s rather ridiculous. It seems to be a never ending thing for me and in some ways I’ve just embraced it as the way it is. One day I’ll lose the energy to carry a camera around and will just reside to working on developing film in the darkroom and making prints for the rest of my days. I’ll have plenty of time catch up at that point.
Here is an image that was exposed about five years ago and I just got around to developing this past week. Yeah… happens all the time. The image was photographed with a Mamiya RZ67 and Kodak Tri-X film pushed to ISO 800. The light was incredibly dim at the time which ultimately ended up being a good thing. I like the deep heavy shadows going on here. Sometimes I find it incredibly interesting when the shadows in an image run along the lines of the human form. Sometimes shadows make us appreciate the light all the much more.