Dark pretty things

Last week, I was searching for photographers who make large format negatives and contact prints. I came across the work of lauren e. simonutti. She has an absorbing gallery posted on flickr here (this one was my favourite; follow the rabbit hole to her others though).

Though I would, of course, love to see the original prints, I’m so thankful we live in an age where one can view online the work of someone producing images through a meticulous 100 year old photographic process.

(For more information on large format contact printing and the craft behind it, see here. I remember printing 50 year old 8×10 negatives from the university archive when I was in school; outstanding.)