This is why I like Tri X. I snapped this photo of Richard Avedon (one of my photo heroes) on a bus bench in West Hollywood in the 70s. The image you see here is a scan from a contemporaneous 11×14-inch print, and it’s been through various digital manipulations to arrive on the blog: looking at the print is a better experience.
But the image above communicates some of the qualities that I love about Tri X: the grain, the gray ramp (a little hard to get right, given various browsers’ gamma et al.) the way detail pops. OK, OK, enough Tri X for a bit….