February 15, 2010

Not dark yet

An article was recently forwarded to those of us interested in archiving visual material (http://tinyurl.com/yeambp9). It notes that an undeveloped roll of Ilford HP5 b&w film of a Bob Dylan concert taken 31 years ago has just been unearthed. Photographer Mark Estabrook checked with Ilford on how best to develop it and the outcome apparently is perfect-- the 37-year-old Bob looks good. Estabrook says it's a testament to the longevity of silver halide photography and he plans to bring out a new book soon. The film of Dylan was kept in a tin along with shots of the band Little Feat. (And Little Feat still looks good too: catch up with them at: http://www.littlefeat.net/)

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