Alternative photographic processes are always a wonder to watch, especially when being done by contemporary masters like Manuel Gomes Teixeira. Have a look after the jump!
For the uninitiated, platinum/palladium prints are photographic prints made by a monochrome printing process that provides the greatest tonal range of any printing method using chemical development. It is one of the oldest alternative processes, dating as far back as 1830.
In this video, we follow modern platinum/palladium master Manuel Gomes Teixeira as he creates a platinum print – from capturing it with his camera, down to the finished product. Granted that he uses a digital camera in this video, the whole process involved in creating a platinum print is nothing short of amazing.
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
Colors may be amped to look unreal, like nothing of this world. Shots may be doubled, cross-processed, post-processed, mixed up into collages. The possibilities are infinite, yet some photographers still prefer black and white. Even in 2016, it is an ode to classic values of precision and balance. Light and shadow must be one pleasing dance. And just like in a well-choreographed piece, forms are obvious or playing coy. It all depends on how you're looking.
Some photographers have an instinct for the unique. Whereas others aim to fashion the ordinary into a singular picture, these hunters are obsessed with what cannot be found elsewhere. They prize an exclusive scoop on architectural patterns, artisan quirks, and objects that stick out of an everyday scene. And when the photographers find them, they will twist and turn to get the most flattering angle. Only right for curiosities that beg to be shared.
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