A few weeks ago I wrote about doing wet photography again. I’m now two films in, and it’s as good as I remember it. My films aren’t working out perfectly. I’m making mistakes. A lot of them. Bad metering. Bad film handling. Bad dropping-the-film-out-of-the-Patterson-tank-during-the-developing-process. Bad walking-into-the-still-wet-film-leaving-lint-everywhere.

But, it doesn’t matter. I’m finding it incredibly relaxing. Incredibly fulfilling. And that’s exactly what I need, and exactly what I was hoping for. The last time I developed a film by hand was in year 10, and all the smells bring me right back to those hallways. Those buildings. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

If you’re a Fediversian, you can find me on my PixelFed instance. If you’re not, you should consider getting a Mastodon account at the very friendly aus.social, from where you can follow me here (@karloskar@bitterswede.com), my Mastodon account (@TechnicalKO@aus.social), and my PixelFed instance (@KO@photos.bitterswede.com). The other good place to find my photographs (other than right here!), is at Flickr.

I will do a post on my workflow, and general setup, once I’ve streamlined it a bit more.

Wellington Street
One of the first photographs I scanned from my first Ilford HP5+ 400 film.