I’ve finally caught up on my film development and spent Saturday evening in the darkroom making contact sheets of negatives shot since the end of July. I think there’s about eighty sheets of photo paper there. Due to the rise in pricing by Oriental for these contact sheets I went with the cheapest choice here in Tokyo, Kentmere VC Select RC based paper in a 12 x 9.5 inch (30.5cm x 24cm) size. Good stuff.
The thing I like most about editing contact sheets is how similar it is to the act of photography itself. Re-selection, a chance to catch it again, it’s part of how it all becomes an “adventure in seeing“, indeed.