Less Silver

January 3, 2020 #Rebecca Solnit #Photography #Film #Quote

Before the 1960s, light and air themselves seem to have had an almost undersea depth and luminosity, in which skin glowed opalescently and everything seemed to have a faint aura slaughtered by the newer black-and-white films made with less silver in the emulsion.”

–Rebecca Solnit (from A Field Guide To Getting Lost”)