The Old Ones

The old ones are trees, bones, and benefactors.

Witta and K. Frank Jensen’s house was a house of spirits. Some of them left their house to be with me. Boxes and boxes of negatives and contact sheets. Other stuff too.

In between the acts, I take Frank’s spirit into the darkroom and place it along with my own concoctions, taken with his camera. But the nose is mine. I can tell what chemicals are good for old souls.

I welcome the challenge of working with old negatives, and the fact that I have to cheat the odds of going against dust and scratches.

I like what I see. A good gelatin silver print is not about ‘perfect cleanliness’ or a won battle against ‘spots’. It’s about how it grabs your heart.

I like them dark, faded, and messy. I like them with their soul intact. Like nature.

Everything is a tree, even Frank’s ladies, the magic naked ones and the ones who know things…

 

Frank’s negative, my darkroom

 

 

Old ones as magic spirit, trees, and flowers

 

 

Most of the prints size is 5×7 inch. A few are smaller.
All the prints shown on this website are gelatin silver prints.