I made this image in 2001 when I moved permanently to France. Shot with a Nikon F2 with a rare 105mm Bellows-Nikkor fitted to a Nikon PB4 Bellows which had a “tilt-and-shift” facility enabling the photographer to “defocus” certain planes of the subject matter. The film stock was Fuji Neopan 400 developed in Agfa Rodinal, the image being hand-printed on Agfa Multicontrast Classic bromide paper (glossy unglazed) on a professional Durst L1200 Multigraph computer controlled enlarger, and selenium-toned for archival permanence. (Note: hand-printed by me in my darkroom - not in a commercial lab). The image area is 20.4 x 30.3 cms (8 x 12inches) on 28 x 39.5 cms (11 x 15.5 inch) paper, and is signed and dated in ink just outside the image area.
This remaining single print is from an original edition of five and will never be reprinted in the same way again as I retired my professional darkroom in 2005.
silver negative and chemicals
French Café Chair (2001)