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Traditional Ruh Khitch

Modern Use

Malcolm is the only modern practicioner of Ruh Khitch Photography. He has expanded the range of subject matter to include work that deals with the enviroment and minority rights.

"I work in Pakistan with a traditional handmade wooden camera in which I develop the negatives at the time of exposure, a sort of primitive Polaroid. It is time consuming; the subject has to remains motionless for the exposure, usually two seconds. The negative bears the mark of the camera and of the processing conditions.

I use digital means to make my prints or print negatives that are then printed on hand made photographic paper. I do all stages of the processing myself.The camera with a darkroom inside allows me to abandon using a light meter as I can proof the negatives as soon as they are shot. I sense the exposure and each photograph is based on my judgement of all the elements that make the photograph."

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