My wishes are to process everything I have in the can (about 200 rolls and 250 sheets), proof it all, and get started on printing! I have three or four big projects that have sat exposed for a very long time, and I am anxious to get productive with them.
"Truth and love are my law and worship. Form and conscience are my manifestation and guide. Nature and peace are my shelter and companions. Order is my attitude. Beauty and perfection are my attack."
I wish to finally shoot something seriously (the Electrolux Project), learn a large format workflow that works for me once and for all (5x7 is coming...), and begin a journey in contact printing and any alternative processes that may make it easier for me to get things printed. I think that one of the problems with wanting to use classic methods when you have to care for two small children is the fact that, once the kids and the house are taken care of, there isn't much time left for anything else. I've actually been wondering if some sort of UV process that isn't something I'd necessarily need a darkroom for wouldn't be a better option.
No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.
1. To finally get back into photography for the fun and enjoyment of it.
2. Buy a Canham 8x10 Traditional (unlikely to happen this year due to $$$).
3. Learn the differences/nuances between shooting 4x5 and 8x10 (won't happen in 2010... see #2).
I just want to stay healthy, and carry on enjoying getting out and shooting almost every day, I've had most of my cameras CLAd this Winter, and am looking forward to the Spring and the better weather and some nice light.