Malin Fabbri read Robert Hirsch’s third edition of Photographic Possibilities – and will be going straight into the darkroom after writing a review.
The book is very much focussed on the users and their use of materials, even the history section highlights the use of materials, rather than the people inventing the materials.
The book is not a traditional how-to book, it is a bible of darkroom materials available at the same time as it pushes ideas, how to visualize, and how to appraise the creative process. The materials are incorporated into the process as a means of visualizing your idea.
Photographic Possibilities also does what it says on the tin, it covers b&w material and developers, how to prepare your own chemicals and toners, pinhole and toy cameras, and it even briefs over alternative photographic processes at the end. It is a bible for anyone doing advanced darkroom work, or who want to push their own working processes to the next level.
Perfect for the b&w darkroom enthusiast!
Photographic Possibilities – The Expressive Use of Ideas, Materials and Processes
by Robert Hirsch
Perfect for the b&w darkroom enthusiast