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A bad hortigraphist…

… 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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At Daguerre’s mercy.

We said our prayers to the holy soul of Louis Jacques Charles Daguerre, and have made some Daguerreotypes; and are in the the process of making more. Continue reading

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Saturday night parties.

Goa is a beautiful place. It has lots of beaches. We are living in a place from where every beach (Anjuna, Calangute, Vagator, Ozran and Baga) is just 10-15 minutes away. Which means that every night (almost) we visit the beach. … Continue reading

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DAG you!

While Ajit has been making some pinhole cameras with bottle caps and wooden boxes, Shreyasi is busy sensitizing paper to make Albumen prints, and we all are astonished as Chandana alters her process while she is trying to achieve ‘Kirlian … Continue reading

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