Saturday, 9 March 2013
Sadie Hennessy, print from negative
This is the "real" portrait of Sadie Hennessy, visual artist and promoter of some wonderful and quirky vaudeville functions in this sleepy coastal town we call home.
I call it real in quotation marks because the previously published portrait was taken in digital format and I wanted it to be known that my faith lies elsewhere.
I have a great belief in my negatives and this image is proof of the quality and beauty found in the shadows and half-tones present in light, etc. from images rendered in traditional formats.
Biased I am, of course, after forty years of printing in darkroom the portraits I admire, and this one, it must be said, is one of them.