Monday, March 28, 2011

If You Know What This Is A Picture Of...

Then you are my people. I will give you a hint. I worked with this stuff a lot as a teen and it almost pushed me to have a career where I would be working with these tools everyday.

11 comments:

Unknown said...

I don't know, Kal, but if I had to guess I would say that they are printing products of some sort. It looks like paper, and inks. It's good to see another cool Canadian on the blogosphere.

Unknown said...

Filum? We used to get Ilford film here in OZ years ago, haven't seen it in ages

Anthony said...

Brings back memories, I was the only kid in my high school (mid 70's) with a key to the darkroom. I loved photography and developing my own film (and occasionally taking a young lady in the darkroom to see what 'developed' :D)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Guess I'm not your people, Kal. I have no clue what that is.

Mow said...

Loved Ilford products. My first degree was in photography way back when. We students who used Ilford used to sit together when a Kodak rep came in to pitch their products. Much better BW tones than Kodak.

Pearl said...

Ahh. I've failed again. I shall stand outside now, until properly chilled, for my punishment.

Pearl

M. D. Jackson said...

Unfortunately the equipment that we used wasn't arranged quite so neatly, nor was it so new. And the chemicals really could get overwhelming in the high school darkroom. And it just takes one tool to accidently hit the lightswitch and ruin all the work.

It's a dying art these days. There are kids who will never know tha magic of watching a photograph that you took slowly appear on the paper.

D.I. Felipe González said...

I made my social service at my school's photography studio and lab. We rarely used Ilford because it was far more expensive than Kodak (at least here in México). I only made a few print with Ilford paper and only because I was making comparison tests.
I haven't used film since 2001, and I miss it.

DrGoat said...

A lot of kids will never know the magic of doing anything like creating something from scratch. Admittedly, I went to high school in the ancient past (1964-68). We had auto shop and photography, sheet metal shop, welding, woodcraft, even typesetting. It was a blast and a lot of those skills came in handy later just doing little projects around the house.
Well, I guess they can text really good.

Kal said...

KELLY!!! A REAL local girl. Glad to see you here.

Yes, most of you got it. It's beautiful black and white film and photography paper. I spent many a hour in the dark room playing with the enlarger and inhaling dangerous developer fumes. Good times.

Donn Christianson said...

ahhhh, the smell of developer, stop bath and fixer fills my memories.