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Monks, Angkor Wat (2001) | by tubb
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Monks, Angkor Wat (2001)

New slide scanner procured from eBay, via a polish fella who had just finished scanning 6000 photos. I think he couldn't bear to look at it any longer and he ushered it out of his flat as a man would dispatch a bad omen at the beginning of a horror movie. It's a bit like learning a new camera, so each film photo must be taken twice. I couldn't bear the smallness of the lab scans, wonderfully calibrated or otherwise.

 

From a trip to Cambodia just after 9/11. No Americans, no Japanese. We had it to ourselves. The other half of this photographic partnership peeled off, said hello to some monks and squeezed off a shot with our dodgy Minolta point-and-shoot - with quite superb results. She's the one with the innate talent, clearly. The print was framed and then tidied away somewhere. That's the problem with real life and real prints - not enough wall space.

 

35mm Kodak Gold 200, scanned on Plustek OpticFilm 7500i. A little of the grain beaten out with Noise Ninja and remaining scratches fixed in Aperture.

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Taken in November 2001