Textiles from the collection are frequent visitors to the photo studio. They come in all forms:big or small, mounted or flat, modern or ancient, fragrements or complete costumes - you get the picture. Anything from our vast textile collection could be brought to the studio for photography. The reasons for photography range from publication to advertising to research display.
When I was a little younger, my parents gave me a black and white film processing kit. I would wait until it was dark outside and then hang towels over the bathroom window and put another towel under the door. Next, I would mix my developer, stop bath and fixer chemistry in jars and place them in the bathtub "just so". I needed to be able to put my hands on them in the dark without spilling them, and pour them into my processing tank in the correct order. The luminous dial on my watch helped me to keep the film in the solutions for the correct amount of time.