you wear a fishing vest
have a beard and belly
use view camera
use pyro and amidol
make contacts prints
try to find the perfect cloud in idyllic spots
a photo is just a photo
-- plumber at hardware store
-- the ten dollar way of saying enlarger
fat mans glue
-- butt sweat on the toilet seat
the point of the place
--to preserve the past
even tho the past has passed you by.
a past you’re not even part of
the manufacturer wrote
then test them to learn how your needs and their assumptions match.
Never trust art that doesn't experiment. the studio is a place of show, not a place of tell.
trust your own work, distrust those that show-off rather than showing.
don't trust; test