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Monthly Archives: April 2011
“Me Monarch” opened parallely in Hyderabad as well.
Goa Center for Alternative Photography & India Foundation for the Arts invite you to the Exhibition and Presentations by the Artists of the ALTlab Photography Residency Pinhole Photography // Ajit Bhadoriya Kirlian Photography // Chandana Gupta Albumen Prints & Cyanotype … Continue reading
meet albumen, cyano and salt
… can cook well.
Yes, hortigraphist and not photoculturist it is.
So, I had read that soft & juicy leaves (like spinach) are good to print on. Using simple logic, the softer and juicier the leaf, the better and easier to print. Right? Apparently not.
I chose some nice, fresh, juicy & happy looking lettuce leaves, got my negs (actually positives), glass sheets all in place and after 4 hours or so instead of semi done prints, I had over cooked, boiled disintegrating, ugly (and stinky) lettuce leaves with runny green ink!
Moral of the story being, just like very dry leaves (coconut and big palm leaves types), the very soft ones won’t do either. Sadly, like everything else, it has to be balanced just right.
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Sitting at home, no darkroom, no silver nitrate what to do?
Take a walk, look around, pick a leaf and grow your print.
My Dear Friends Greetings from Goa! Goa Center for Alternative Photography is planning to introduce a Membership Program for Artist worldwide. Before we progress any further, we want YOUR opinion on the membership program content and structure. Please take a … Continue reading