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Choice of paper for salt

  Before we say goodbye to the residency I thought I shall share my experiences with regard to the paper used for the salt print. Among the handful of papers that we tried out Canson Acrylic (cold press, 300gsm) seemed … Continue reading

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Arpan Mukherjee at GoaCAP

Arpan enjoying a bit of peace and tranquility at the centre. Tri-X 400 film, Bronica ETR 645. Developed it with home-made D76 chemistry and with a little help from Edson through a late night phone call!

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Baga Beach Salt Print

One of the advantages of working with salt prints is that one can use natural sources of saline water to make the first coat on the paper. I brought back a litre of sea water from Baga beach and let … Continue reading

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Cyanotype Triptych

A triptych from the Holga series that I shot during the 3 day walk in Goa. Kodak Tri-X 400 film, processed by Edson with D-76 chemistry. The exposure for the print was 50 min, direct sunlight. No deviation from the … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Cyanotypes

Although cyanotype isn’t my chosen process I wished to experiment with it by using a high contrast negative. This is a shot from my story on the Pao makers, from a bakery at Calangute. I followed the same process of … Continue reading

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Ideal negative for salt print

“The ideal negative for salt printing is one that would be considered too contrasty and overdeveloped for for normal silver printing. The negative should have plenty of detail in the shadows and rather dense highlights” -Hand colouring and alternative darkroom … Continue reading

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Second set of salt prints

I wanted to try a second set of salt prints on my own, with a bit of variation. My 120 film negatives were used as the source of making the prints. The procedure involved the same set of chemical solutions, … Continue reading

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