|I wonder whose fingers have pressed this over the years...|
I printed this one Foma paper and used lith developer, but it didn't come out great - so it was either a poor choice of materials or simply poor execution. Yup, I was thinking the same - poor execution. Anyway, to try to improve things I dunked the print in some hot selenium for a few minutes and the image came to life - as well as having a slight reddish tinge to it, as you can see. I think the scan has accentuated the colour shift a little, compared to the print.
If you're of a certain age the title of this post will perhaps have raised a smile. A chart hit in the UK back in the late 70s it was very catchy, even if it wasn't something a teenage boy would ever have admitted liking. You might be scratching your head, wondering, 'Ah...now who was that singer?'. I'll be honest - I had to Google it, but I'll save you the bother. It was sung by the very glamorous Anita Ward. There. Or rather here if you want to see the video. Over 3 million views - very impressive Ms Ward, very impressive, even if the lyrics are pretty funny from today's perspective, some 38 years later....something about 'Lay back and relax while I put away the dishes and then you and me can...'.