Tulips — Vintage 11" x 14" hand-printed darkroom print
Before I turned almost exclusively to night shooting with my large-format camera, I went through a brief medium-format-in-the-daytime phase around the turn of the millennium. Sometimes I made a photograph that felt visually nourishing even though it was straightforwardly pretty. I think with this one it's something about the slightly fleshy color of the petals and whatever that green is (one of my favorite greens).
Vintage hand-printed 11x14" color darkroom print with printing notes in lower right. 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.