Previously posted photographs
- 232: Roman Rotstein, BRB.
- 231: Labrang monastery, Xiahe.
- 230: Labrang Monastery, Xiahe.
- 229: Construction workers, Shanghai.
- 228: Police officers, The Bund, Shanghai.
Labrang Monastery, Xiahe
Back to outtakes from the Labrang monastery set. I have two more that I'll post, including this one. On Friday, I'm hoping to take the negatives into the darkroom to see how they'll print up. I dropped by the ICP the other day to pick up an ID and see who was around. The darkrooms were empty, but the walls were full of beautiful prints.
After I posted these photographs, I learned that a few of my friends have visited the site in the past. It was interesting to hear their recollections and compare them to my own. One was surprised I shot in black and white. She told me most foreigners seem to want to the monastery in color, to capture the robes and flags. I said the days were grey and overcast and that the colors already appeared leeched from the surroundings.
In other news, I've been on a bit of a photobook buying kick. If anyone has suggestions of their favorite recent photobooks, please let me know. I have a few items already earmarked for purchase, and a few out-of-print volumes that I casually search for on the web (unfortunately the latter generally fall far out of my price range).
And here's the formal series of photographs of the monastery.