I’ll make no apologies for a second successive post on matters analogue. You appear to enjoy them and I have a further post drafted (to follow in due course) offering my thoughts on why that might be.
Not only matters analogue, of course, as this is a marriage with digital technology too!
Last week, I spent a couple of days working with my friend and colleague, Richard Freestone, in his domain, 139 Printroom.
I first enjoyed the darkroom experience at the age of twelve when I converted my bedroom to meet my new artistic and entrepreneurial requirements. Sadly, I haven’t revisited these analogue methods since my university days.
Under the dim tungsten glow, I had forgotten what a gentle, calm experience the darkroom can be.
Everything slows right down to a strolling pace and goes a long way to creating the huge ‘pause button’ that I reckon the Western World craves…
Until now, my part in the Alternative Printing process has been to craft perfect Digital Negatives. So, it was sublime to make my first Platinum/Palladium print from an image I have captured, scanned, made the Digital Negative and now printed using a process invented in 1873.
As you might imagine, I made some photographs of this rather special printing process and I thought you might like to see them too…
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