Retouching Desk by Steve Given

<br /><i>Via Flickr:</i>
<br />While the gentleman at the rear disregards work, health and safety regulations by going bare-footed in a photographic department, he continues to entertain the photo-finishing staff.  The lack of a radio at that time would certainly demand his skills on the guitar.

While it’s difficult to see exactly what the gentleman in the white dust-coat is doing, the lady is spotting or retouching a large format portrait negative prior to the subsequent printing process.

This photographic lab is in Germany during the 1920’s.

Please go here to see more images of Photographers at Work…

Produced from the original negative in my collection.