16x20 Ultra Large Format Paper Negative & Warmtone Print (Vintage Molasses Candy Tin)

July 31, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

16x20 Ultra Large Format Ilford Warmton FB Glossy Contact Print by Tim Layton16x20 Ultra Large Format Ilford Warmton FB Glossy Contact Print by Tim Layton

In this episode of the Darkroom Diary today, we switched things up and decided to use our 16x20 Ultra Large Format Chamonix camera. 

We used Ilford MGIV RC Glossy as our negative medium and developed it by inspection in Ilford Multigrade Developer at 1:30 dilution.  We used a normal stop bath and a neutral fixer

We used our Heiland LED cold light head and Splitgrade controller to make the contact print on Ilford Warmtone Fiber Glossy paper. For the print, we used Ilford Warmtone Developer at 1:9 dilution. 

I photographed a vintage Molasses Candy tin in the studio using my TT Signature lens at a 2:1 magnification ratio.  I cover all of the technical details in the video.  If you want to learn large and ultra large format analog photography concepts in depth, I have a comprehensive learning library of video workshops available on demand for you. 

We both really loved how the print turned out.  If you would like one of these prints, contact me and let me know and we can discuss your requirements. 

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As you may already know, paper negatives, meaning silver gelatin darkroom papers, can be a good choice for many ULF photographers.  I have a playlist dedicated to paper negatives on my YouTube channel that you can check out and maybe find some inspiration.

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MY FOUR PILLARS THAT DRIVE EVERYTHING I DO

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These core principles run like a ribbon through my artwork from beginning to end.

TRUTH: I see truth as a primary objective when I create a new body of work.  Truth is the one thing that stands the test of time; without it, we have nothing or no purpose. I seek the truth about wild horses in America and tell their story through my handmade artwork. 

JUSTICE: There are many injustices in the world.  I am drawn like a moth to a flame to tell the stories of wild horses because they have no voice and are under relentless attacks in the 21st century.  Wild horses in America are in the fight of their life, and without help, they will quickly become something future generations only read about in history books.

DIFFERENCE: I sincerely want to help make a difference for wild horses and fight for their right to live wild and free.  I have been forever changed because of wild horses. I am on a mission to raise awareness about their current issues and challenges, so people can come together and find lasting and reasonable solutions to the current crisis.

IDENTITY: When I got my first camera in 1975, everything changed because I realized that I had a voice that was much bigger than myself, and I could inspire and motivate people to make a difference in the world. I have always been drawn to the awe of nature and wildlife, and when I started following wild horses regularly in 2015, my eyes were opened, and I realized I was where I needed to be, and they needed my help. My path forward is clear and filled with purpose and joy.

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