Thanks, everyone... i'll have to give it a go (the axis lighting)
As for the final look of the image.. the actual print, and not the negative... that is just something i won't get then?
because today's papers are not the same, as patrick robert james mentioned?...

or does anyone know where i can get a pack of similar paper..

i swear the thing shimmers, like super-fine glitter. (maybe it's just in my head, but man, it's so beautiful)