Tariq Tarey give us the lowdown on how he captured this striking portrait.



Technical info


Film Used  -  Ilford FP4+

Format -  4x5

Camera -  Wista

Lens - 180mm Nikkor f5.6

Exposure time  - 1/125

Location  - Columbus, Ohio

Firstly, tell us the story behind this image. What inspired you to shoot it?

This image is part of long term project. The project highlights the relationship between African & African Americans women and their scarves.  Hopefully a book and an exhibit will be announced soon.

Did you come across any challenges?

Fortunately, I have not encountered any challenges.

What process did you use (Tripod? Set exposure time? Filters?)

I used a manfroto tripod. My exposure was 1/125 at f8. No filter.

How did you process it?

I use a Jobo ATL1000. I develop with HC110, Ilford Ilfostop and Ilford Rapid Fix.

What about printing?

I normally scan my negatives with Epson V700 and I use my Eposn SC P9000 for printing.


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