Back in Black

Photo taken by Mitch Elder, a combat veteran retired from the USAF who has experienced depression, anxiety and PTSD. He lives in Oregon with his wife of 30+ years, and their two four-legged kids.

About this photo: This photograph of a tattooed back was taken with a Nikon N65 film camera with 35-70 zoom, and Ilford Delta 100 black and white film.  

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  1. Thank you all very much. This really happened almost by accident. My wife had just gotten out of the shower one morning and I noticed how the light and shadow through the window blinds was playing across her back. So I said, “Don’t move! Stay right where you are. I’ve got to get my camera.” So here I am, curled up on top of the toilet in about four cubic feet of space to get all the elements together properly. I printed it on Ilford paper and then matted and framed it. It’s now hanging on the wall next to the computer where I now sit. This is traditional black and white darkroom work.


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