Jake Lovins Photography

Print Spotting

Now that I finally have a new body of work after 5 years of procrastination, I’m reminded of how much goes into finishing your prints. This week I’m practicing spotting and it’s proven to be a brutal lesson. 


My tools weren’t expensive and the dye goes a long way, but the trouble is finding the right dilution for specific spots. The prints I’m working with are from a vintage batch of negatives and feature a constellation of scratches and damages. Patience is key when working on these tiny imperfections, especially for someone who hasn’t done this since “Dubya” was president. 


Wishlist includes a magnifier lamp, a 30/0 brush, and Huck towels

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