Some months ago, I was introduced to 8X10 format photography and got proposed to join a darkroom in Tōkyō.
After all these years, I had almost forgotten about the smell of the chemicals, the feeling of being in a comfortable and very particular kind of shelter, where I lose track of time, and seem far away from what is happening in the world.
The fascination of seeing an image, slowly appear…
I missed it.
From the sessions in my hometown to the ones in Japan; the smell has not changed, neither have the related feelings.
This week, I wish to share some cyanotypes made following an 8X10 shooting along Tōkyō’s waterfront area.
Without the received support, long ago as well as today, my artistic expression would surely not be the same. My sincere gratitude goes to the persons who hopefully recognise themselves in these lines.