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This Photo Series Depicts Famous Photographers' Developer Trays

Developer Trays is a photo series, captured by photographer John Cyr, that catalogues the empty developer trays used by some of the most acclaimed and popular photographers of their time. The old developer trays shown in the series bear various stains and marks from their use by photographers. The series is a nostalgic hat-tip to the diminishing art of analog photography.

For the Developer Trays series, Cyr shot images of 82 trays by contacting the photographers and institutions that owed them. He also turned to relatives and former assistants of deceased photographers.

The developer trays themselves were captured against a black backdrop to emphasize their unique marks and signs of aging. The trays were exposed to bright light and examined as if they were historical artifacts displayed in a museum.