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Portrait of Bearded Man, Karachi

Posted by
Richard Irwin (Belper, United Kingdom) on 12 September 2007 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Whilst rummaging through some old negatives shoved away in the loft, I found a set of B&W negs that I shot in Karachi in Pakistan about 19 years ago. Although most were scratched or covered in dust, I had a go at scanning a few (after I processed them 18 yrs ago, I never got round to looking through them or printing any). It was amazing to see these long neglected images come to life on the screen, temporarily forgotten for all those years. Its been a very hard job cleaning them up in photoshop, and their far from perfect, but I thought I'd preserve a few here in cyberspace. I remember that I bought the film stock in Karachi, and that it was 35mm film manufactered in what was then East Germany. The film stock was already about ten years out of date when I bought it, and when I processed it about a year later (I remember posting the films back to England and they arrived after about a year....) I had to guess the developing time as the film was of such an unknown type.

Anyway, this is the final Karachi image I'll post this week.

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