Original Landlord


Original Landlord 8×10 inch Darkroom Print

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There’s a small town in northwestern Arizona known as “Two Guns”. Yes, that’s truly the name. It’s nothing more than a small blip on the map along Historic Route 66. This dilapidated building stands in Two Guns just outside a historical landmark known as the “Apache Death Cave”. Again, yes…really. A keen eye can see this place is a point of solace for many less fortunate travelers and those who have fallen on difficult times with no place left to go. On the back of this building reads a bit of words from one of these weary travelers which I chose not to photograph. That was only for me.

This photograph was captured in 6×7 format using my Zenza Bronica GS-1. The film used was black and white Fomapan 200.

Wet-printed on fine 8×10 inch(20x25cm) Ilford Multi-Grade IV Classic Fiber Gloss paper. Developed in a 1:3 Kodak Dektol solution. The finished print was then toned in a 1:3 Selenium solution for maximum archival life and to introduce a slight cool tone to the photograph. Archival cleansing was achieved using my custom-made archival washer before a final bath/rinse in a 1:4 dilution of Kodak Hypo-Clear. Archival life is approximately 100 years with appropriate mounting conditions. 

Author: Adam Welch-Photographist

Photomaker, author, adventurer, educator, and self-professed bacon addict. You can usually find me on some distant trail making photographs or at my computer writing about all the elegant madness that is photography.  Pick up a copy of my new photo book of wild pony portraits, Faces of Grayson.

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