I created these deeply melancholic images in the "A Tale of Winter" from 1993 to around 2006, inspired by the classical musics I love, such as;
Cello concerto in E minor Op.85 by Elgar
Les larmes de Jacqueline Op.76, No. 2 by Jacques Offenback
Élégie in C minor Op.24 by Gabriel Fauré
above all the cello played by Jacqueline du Pre
Symphony No.5 4th mvt. Adagietto by Mahler
Nocturne No.20 in C-sharp minor and Prelude in E minor Ops.28 No.4, both by Chopin
I worked on the Voyage at the same time. I used a Rolleiflex and a Hasselblad with the improvised converter lenses to get special effects I wanted and photographed them in the dark or gloomy weather most of times in order to maximize the effects.
I used T-Max 100 and 400 as well as Fuji Neopan 400 film.The film developer I used is no longer in production.
Now I'm back with Tri-X and D76, just as I started in the photo school 40 some years ago.
Printed in the dark room on the Ilford fiber base warmtone paper;
Limted edtion of 3~10;