you and I are black and white — a film noir, filled with gestures, poignant and tender
[john j geddes]

Union Hall, Ireland. 2014.

Olympus 35-SP | Kodak Tri-X 400 | Home developed | Pakon F-135

Johnny and I ventured into home developing this week. We both shot a roll of Tri-X, mixed up chemicals in our farmhouse kitchen sink and stayed up until 1 in the morning developing our film. The feeling of pulling the negatives out of the tank and seeing the images there that we had just shot was really something special. I never thought I’d be one to enjoy home developing, but I really did. It was kind of magical, all of these factors that had to come together perfectly to develop this film – the right ratios of chemicals to water, the right temperatures, the precise amounts of time that the film had to remain in each chemical. And we did it. We were both so happy and proud that the film came out ok, and I had for the first time a very “connected” feeling to my negatives.

We home scanned the next day on our Kodak Pakon F-135 and I couldn’t be more happy with the results. This image was my favorite from my roll.