Tag Archives: Vivek Muthuramalingam

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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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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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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First Salt

Took two solutions: 2% NaCl (0.2 g common salt in 10 ml of dist. water) and 1.2 g of silver nitrate in 10 ml of dist. water. Silver nitrate takes a bit of time to dissolve. Lab precautions (eye wear, … Continue reading

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 A black dog sits on the compound wall hesitantly whining about an intruder on one side while on the other, a narrow street gets respite from the pitch black due to the benevolence of a lone tungsten. The air is … Continue reading

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