I received a large box from Ken Nadvornick (USA).
It was very well and securely packed (thank you). It came with a nice, long letter, explaining the techniques and all about where&how this image was made. It also included a true story about a policeman "... apologizing for even owning a digital camera and promising that he would look for his old 35 mm film camera and give it a try again ..." and my first intro to Roadhouse Blues by Jim Morrison.
It's not just a picture, its a whole set of stories captured in a single image. A photograph is so much more .... when you know the story attached to it, don't you think?
The print is called: Ashen Lady (hence Roadhouse Blues). Its a beautiful B&W print of a lighted roadside motel sign made with a 8x10 inch camera and contact printed.
I'm gonna put this image on a easel for now to watch it regularly. I will post a PM to Ken with my feedback on the image in due time when it has really sunk in. Then I will frame the image (it came already mounted) and hang it in my simple darkroom&workspace (= attic above the garage).
This is my first 8x10 inch contact print and it makes me even wanting more to get into this format as well. I have just ordered me my first box of 18x24 cm Fomapan sheet film to use in an old Russian FKD plate camera (= about 7.2x9.6 inch).
Ken: thank you for a beautiful print and all the work and effort you have put into it. This is the first time I participated in a BPX and didn't know I would end up with such a fine print. It will be a standard for me to live up to in the next BPX I will participate in.
BTW: Would you be so kind to post the image yourself in the BPX gallery (so it will be under your own name, not mine)?
Bert from Holland
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