Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Hottest Choir

This photo was taken last fall with my Holga camera. It's a storefront church at about 93rd St. and Ashland Ave. on the south side of Chicago. The building and the sign have a lot of character, which the Holga camera seems to magnify. It was shot with expired transparency film (I always use expired film in the Holga), so there are some odd color shifts.

I tried making a VanDyke brown print of this photo, but wasn't really satisfied with how it turned out. I also worked on a gum bichromate print of this image, using metallic paints. I wasn't getting good results with that either, but it was more a technical issue with the paint than a problem with the image itself.

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