Red Bellows and Brass

Red Bellows and Brass


3 responses

  1. My grandfather had one like this! I don’t remember it being this colorful however … have you added that?

    July 31, 2016 at 8:22 pm

  2. Ah, those were good old days. My father had one, too, that was very similar. I think I still have it somewhere–I’ll have to look carefully for it when we move our household within the next year. I hope to find the time, when things settle down, to revisit some of my (and his) old cameras and dip my toe back into the sensuous and patient world of conventional film photography. I truly love the seductive shortcuts so readily available to us in the digital realm, but there are times when I really miss the challenge of developing a film, waiting eagerly to see the images for the first time, and then lovingly performing the alchemy of exposing paper and watching it slowly and magically appear in the surreal red or yellow safelight, accompanied by the acrid perfumes of the stop bath and fixer. I have not yet been able to bring myself to sell my beloved Beseler 23CII enlarger–hoping, I suppose, that one of my daughters would take an interest. But they are both quite spoiled by digital simplicity. I suppose it’s really up to me. Maybe in the doldrums of the coming winter months . . . thanks so much for the long-overdue nudge! Did/do you love darkroom work too?

    August 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm

  3. This is superb

    August 14, 2016 at 2:57 pm

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