Finally got round to processing more odd rolls I have scattered around the darkroom. I’m sure this is how everyone works – isn’t it?
I delayed this gratifiction so long I had no idea what was on this roll of HP5+. It is only by looking at the shots that I worked out the camera I’d used. It was from a Ricoh GR1 which I have the habit of carrying with me everywhere and then forget to use. It’s a cracking little pocket camera with a great fixed 28mm lens. On this occasion I remembered to fire off a few shots of Ian Marchant, Bob Machin and Paul Williams as we attended Todd Rungren’s A Wizard, a True Star gig in Hammersmith Apollo in Feb 2010. The digital shots were up the next day but these have fermented like fine wine to produce some arthouse shots of a few old boys on a night out.
Processed in Rodinal 1+50 for 10mins which turned out to be too long and so a bit over processed. On this occasion the grainy look seems to work. I gave them a cream tone in Lightroom because these cats deserve it.