From the archive : French lavender – 3 colour gum bichromate prints c1998. The top image was used by Sainsbury’s as a point of sale display stand…though for what, I don’t know! This was before my activity in the digital age, so I was never sent reference material.
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Fritillaria meleagris or Snakeshead fritillary. Three colour gum bichromate print on watercolour paper.
Last week the printer and photographer, Jack Lowe, added a new posting to his blog about Calotype printing. He has been experimenting with digital negatives suitable for old print processes, and has collaborated with photographer Richard Freestone in producing two prints using the Calotype process. This struck a chord with me. During the late 1990’s, I spent a long time in my darkroom working with similar techniques. My particular interests were gum bichromate and Kallitype printing. These are contact printing processes, which require negatives the same size as the final print. The sensitized paper with the negative on top is […]