The Darkroom Masters | Diamantino Quintas
In his Montrouge laboratory, Diamantino Quintas welcomes the American photographer Tyler Gamble. Together, they seek the right density and contrast for a large format print. From the lab's darkness to daylight, they come and go between the negative and the paper. A gelatin silver print is constructed from myriad touches. It's a demanding craft that relies on many techniques. Diamantino Quintas sheds light on the images photographers bring him until he finds emotion.
What you will learn in this film…
The large format silver print • The reveal of a grand format photograph, colour and black and white • Retouching with gouache • Research into a large format test strip • A craft laboratory • Stages in making a gelatin silver print • Choosing paper tone • A close relationship between printer and photographer • Correcting the print during exposure • Handling the large format • Taped, flat drying
00 : 00 Diamantino, craftsman
07 : 35 Large format in close quarters with the photographer
14 : 19 “When I'm too emotional, I stop printing.”
18 : 36 Drying: total rigour