Avenue of the Americas, New York City, USA. Thanks to the advertisement for Frankie Boy, the setting for this photograph is established. I managed to avoid cars and people when I took this photograph, in order to make it more timeless – or should I say more retroperspective? To me, this is definately one of the icons of New York that together with Empire State Building and Chrysler Building brings the visitor back to the hey days of the 30’s. In that case, the obvious soundtrack is Billie Holiday – she’s a good companion during the darkroom sessions too.
Normal graded paper followed by sulphur toning. I’ve done this print recently with a more moderate toning, but tend to lean to this older version where the distinct toning contributes significantly to the atmosphere.
Technical info: Fuji GS645 (folder), T-MAX 100 (EI 100) T-MAX developer, Krokus 69, Rodenstock Rodagon 105/5.6, Emaks K888 in Neutol WA, sulphur toned