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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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Sitting at home, no darkroom, no silver nitrate what to do?

Take a walk, look around, pick a leaf and grow your print.
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Session #1

We received around 80 applications for the residency. We were extremely impressed by how many of you are thinking deeply about Alternative Photography, and framing your photography projects in those terms. It feels exciting for us to be a part of … Continue reading

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