A black and white photo print of three arranged poppies against a dark background; our photograph hand printed by us on a silver gelatin paper from a film negative.
The three poppies – hand printed by us on a silver gelatin paper from our film negative.

Print Details:

  • Print style: black and white silver gelatin
  • Paper type: warmtone fibre base
  • Paper finish: gloss
  • Print image size: 7″x 7″ (17.8cm x 17.8cm)
  • Mount window size: 7.5″ x 7.5″ (19cm x 19cm)
  • Overall mount size: 12″ x 10″ (30.5cm x 25.4cm)

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Three poppy flowers – we were surprised how quickly a poppy flower can start to dry out, especially once in the studio! From where they were growing we didn’t have to go far with the flowers. We knew how we wanted to arrange the group of poppies. Apart from final adjustments, we were set up and ready to take the photograph. Even so, due to a petal wrinkling up too much or just falling off, more than one stem had to be replaced before we got to this, the finished picture!

We feel that we achieved a balance between a new, fresh poppy flower and a totally dried up flower. We do like the way that the light captures the crinkles, folds and curls of the drying petals. The petals look quite fragile in the print – nobody sneeze now or, oops, there goes a petal… again! The width of the stems seems to be quite out of proportion to the size of the flower head – how it stays up at all is anybodies guess. To us, a quite astonishing achievement.

The intention was to explore the disparity between the flower heads and the supporting stems, in a sympathetic grouping. Being able to show the differing surfaces of the petals was, to us, an added bonus!

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Each print is from our own film negative and will be hand printed by us, The Printer, in our photographic darkroom. We only use quality silver gelatin fibre based paper for any prints.