Lustrum Press Darkroom Books

Lustrum Press published many of the most influential books during the Silver Age of photography.

Two of them were based upon the darkroom practices of some of the established photographers — those first period producers. Ralph Gibson published 2 such volumes. Each edited by a different person.

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Darkroom & Darkroom 2

Darkroom & Darkroom 2

Contents:

Darkroom

INTRODUCTION ELEANOR LEWIS
WYNN BULLOCK PHOTOGRAPH AS SYMBOL
JERRY BURCHARD NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
LARRY CLARK MIXING YOUR OWN CHEMICALS
LINDA CONNOR PRINTING-OUT PAPER
RALPH GIBSON HIGH CONTRAST PRINTING
BETTY HAHN GUM PRINTING
EIKOH HOSOE SHADOW DETAIL
GEORGE KRAUSE INTENSIFICATION
ELAINE MAYES LONG TONAL RANGE
DUANE MICHALS CAMERA AS DARKROOM
W. EUGENE SMITH FORTY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
GEORGE TICE PLATINUM PRINTING
JERRY UELSMANN MULTIPLE PRINTING

Darkroom 2

This book’s chapter titles are the name of the photographer. Each person gets an extended time to explain their work. In the Web Age, this would be called BTS – behind the scene.

JUDY DATER – My work is rooted in 19th-century portraiture. I like very formal pictures. I began with self-portraits, but they were unsatisfactory because I could not see what I was doing. So I started to use other women as stand-ins.

FRANK GOHLKE – My attitude toward the world is shaped by my response to its abundance, richness and generosity. In some ways, I have a similar response to the materials used in photography.

EMMET GOWIN – Let me just talk to you from my feelings, first about my beginnings, then about technique. (provides specifics of his contour printing control – mask)

CHARLES HARBUTT – I work in sort of an off-the-wall manner. I shoot by whim; I don’t really go out with specific ideas. After I develop the negatives, I decide if I like a picture, and if I want to print it.

LISETTE MODEL
HANS NAMUTH
DOUG PRINCE
AARON SISKIND
NEAL SLAVIN
COLE WESTON

EDITED BYJAIN KELLY