Printing wet negatives (preparing to an exhibition Vol.1)

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Because I was deeply convinced to exhibit non digital enlargments on the final show of the 1863 project, I tried to find a darkroom with a enlarger ready to cover 18x24cm negatives. I  would like to thank Jerzy Hejber and Tomasz Maryks for spending some  time in the Photography School in Sopot.

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It was 420km trip to the darkroom.

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Beseler 810 enlarger with diffuser box for fluorescent tubes, as the light source, wasn’t so huge I thought.

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To tonal control I used large 30x30cm filters with almost full spectrum (from 0 to 5 grades)

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Prints were copied on fiber base paper, and they needed be washed about  45min in running water, and be dried on glass.

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