Thursday, May 7, 2015

Print: Stairwell

This cool decrepit stairwell is located in a house just outside of Dekalb, Illinois. The broken (or intentionally removed) stairs meant I could not explore the second floor of the house without risking falling through the gap and straight into the basement, so I didn't try. The good news is that the missing stairs allowed for a deeper, more interesting composition/scene for this photograph. You can see right through to the back door! For this extreme vertical shot, I used my Widelux F7 on Ilford HP5+ film. The physical darkroom print is 13x5.5 inches.