Paul's Cutting—Vintage hand-printed darkroom print

$300.00
  • Paul's Cutting—Vintage hand-printed darkroom print
  • Paul's Cutting—Vintage hand-printed darkroom print

Vintage hand-printed 10x10" darkroom print. Like other color darkroom prints I made, this one dates from the 2005-2009 period, when I had access to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill color darkroom. Alas, like so many color darkrooms, the UNC-CH one is no more. They are tricky things to keep going, what with the servicing of the machines and the continual challenges of keeping the chemistry fresh, which is why they were normally found in institutional settings. A humming color darkroom is a thing of beauty and something I dearly miss. General information about the prints is also available at the About link.

My role model for beautifully tended houseplants was Paul Townsend. I had the privilege of spending a long weekend at their house with my 4x5 view camera and during that time came across this cutting that was taking root. I remembered just the other day that the best way to water houseplants is to let the water sit out for 24 hours in order to let the chlorine off-gas so you're not introducing that into the soil. His plants were so, so happy.