It came to my attention last night that out there on the wild web, a few people are saying things like "Mike Johnston of TOP is going back to film!" or words to that effect.
No—no, he's not. All I'm doing is building a rudimentary darkroom work area in my basement so I can make era-appropriate silver-gelatin prints from a collection of film negatives made between 1980 and 2000, that's all. The project is mainly to take advantage of the fact that Adox is renewing the availability of my last standard silver printing paper, Agfa Multicontrast Classic (MCC), in its Adox MCC. I'm taking advantage of the opportunity in order to finish up some old business, because I don't know how long the opportunity will last.
As far as new shooting on film is concerned, I'm hoping to do a little. I'm hoping that it might amount to as much of 10% of my shooting. It could well amount to 0%. We'll just have to see.
In any event, I'm afraid I don't deserve to be numbered among those who are dedicated to film for their current work, darkroom project (and posts) notwithstanding...and now it's off to give the floor a second coat of paint.
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