Hours of Idleness-A Photographer's Journey in St. Louis

More Alternative Photography

Posted in art, black and white, film, learning, photography, technique, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on September 5, 2013

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Both the anthotype above and the lumen print below are examples of contact printing, like the cyanotype in the previous post. All three were also exposed by the sun. An anthotype is made by mixing together an emulsion based of plant matter, in this case blackberries, applying this to paper, and lying the sandwiched print, glass and negative out in the sun for 1-4 weeks (depending on plant type). The sun bleaches unobstructed areas the paper. For the lumen print, a simple piece of MC darkroom paper is used (RC in this case). The print and negative (and hair in this case) are then taped to a window and left to expose from 20 minutes to one week (in my case).

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