Chemical print from the Kid Pictures portfolio, matted with 8 ply museum board, mounted under glass and framed in a brown wood frame; print size is 19 x 13 inches; frame size is 26 x 20 inches.
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This photograph was shot on 35mm color negative film and printed with RA-4 chemistry in 1993, matted with 8 ply museum board, it is framed behind glass in a dark brown wooden frame. What is the difference between a color print developed in chemistry and one printed digitally? In the pre-photoshop days one had no choice but to print in a completely dark enlarging room. Put the paper in a light tight paper safe and carry it into the chemical processor and let the developer and blix work their magic. The colors were deep and beautiful especially in the skin tones. I was working on a portfolio called Kid Pictures, a portfolio of portraits of Kids not typically happy and smiling. Chemical processing was perfect. I had a student at the time who was an ace color printer, Steve Fisher, and showed me the ropes. He took the class again and again just to use the RA-4 processor we had and he taught me everything he knew.