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Black & White Diary of a Printer (Paperback) (Roberto (INT) Cavallini)
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This book is addressed to those who are fond of analog still cameras and old printing techniques. It focuses on the role of the printer, their skills, as well as on photographers and their ideas.
The "magic" world of the darkroom still has many fans who can look at this book as a source of inspiration, to better understand both the printer and the photographers' thinking. Both have a crucial role in the choice of the best print and it is very important to understand, through the "dialogue" between the printer and the photographers, the process which leads to the final result. The book is conceived in the following way: on the left page the printer explains a negative with his practical experience, his skills, and ability, while the right page displays the photo chosen and printed. The book is also valuable because it contains the texts written by the photographers about the emotions felt during the photo shoot.
Luciano Corvaglia is an Italian printer born in Rome, Italy, in 1966. As a student he went to the Roberto Rossellini School of Arts. At twenty he began working as photographer and printer with the Italian newspaperCorriere della Sera. Later he collaborated with the printer Franco Bugionovi. In 1992 he opened his lab. He now lives and works in Rome, Italy.