PHOTOGRAPHS: BLACK & WHITE
John Brook on printing from a 1973 interview:
“For me making a print is an extremely time consuming and exhausting process. I do not mean that I do a lot of fudging in the darkroom, because I do almost none of that. What I do mean is that getting the right contrast and the right density of a print is for me a very difficult thing. If I spend two or three days with one negative in the enlarger, and I go through, let's say, maybe twenty-five or thirty sheets of paper and I end up with about four prints, which I'm willing to keep — one of which I designate as a reject but something I can send to other cities when I get one of the requests to have a show somewhere.”
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