Issue 11 | Summer 2021
Issue 11 is both the same and a bit different than issues 1-10—it has the same balance of portfolios, gear, and techniques, but a different gender balance. Instead of the five men to one woman ratio we have usually had, we have a “female focus” this time around, five women and one man. Did you know that about 50% of the world’s professional photographers are women? And they are doing amazing work on film. Our cover artist, Susan Burnstine, is one great example, as is Oscar®-winner Zana Briski, and there are many others to enjoy in this issue. We also have articles about the Pentacon Six, making your own emulsion, and a test of new retro lenses from Meyer-Görlitz.
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Finding Focus: Behind SilvergrainClassics
Doug Richardson interviews SGC Developmental Editor Charys Schuler about her job and the process of selecting the content for each issue. If you care for a look behind the scenes of SilvergrainClassics, or wonder how our magazine is made, and which images make it into each issue, this article in our own account will be a great read!
The Heiland Splitgrade Controller - what does it do? by Christopher Osborne. The Heiland Splitgrade Controller is a highly sophisticated tool for B&W darkroom printers. It is a premium product with a price to match. A number of readers have asked what does it do...
James Lane - Film lab entrepreneur by Christopher Osborne James Lane's Zone Imaging Lab is one of a new generation of businesses that are developing new products and services to serve an increase in demand for analogue photography. James Lane is an entrepreneur. He is...
Shooting with the past by David Collyer. David Collyer on shooting with a 1940’s Zeiss Ikon 9x6 Prontor-S. Last Sunday night as I was settling down to enjoy my dinner and a glass of wine, the infamously inept UK government Track and Trace app pinged, telling me I had...
Testing Kosmo Foto's new Agent Shadow film by Christopher Osborne. We test Kosmo Foto's new ISO 400 film. Codename: Agent Shadow. Yesterday my preview roll of Kosmo Foto’s new 400 ISO Agent Shadow film was released from captivity. The princely sum of €1.33 secured its...
New chemistry – Tetenal announce Parvofin developer and Superfix fixer in tablet form by Christopher Osborne. Does the world need more Black & White chemistry? Well, perhaps so. Because Tetenal’s new Parvofin developer and Superfix fixer come in tablet form....
The lengths we go to by David Collyer. David Collyer slaps on the sun cream and sets across town. A photographer on a mission... A certain breed of photographer has gained notoriety, and admiration from the public and other photographers for the adverse conditions...
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