Small Silver Prints
With no road trips planned, or any trips for that matter, I've been making photographs around the house and garden and printing them small, and in silver-gelatin. They're just 4 x 4" in size on 8 x 10" paper, slightly selenium toned and matted to 8 x 10" in 4-ply museum board.
My prints have always been fairly small, either 6 x 6" or 7 x 7", but I find myself being attracted to smaller prints more than ever before. I love Polaroid for its size, squareness and colour palette, and the Polaroids of directors Wim Wenders and Andrey (Andrei) Tarkovsky, cinematographer Robby Müller and, in black and white, Patti Smith, I find mesmerising and were the reason I started working with Polaroid again. Other photographers and their work I'm revisiting are the IOWA images of Nancy Rexroth, more so for the prints than her choice of camera, and the work of Øyvind Hjelmen.
All images are from print scans.