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Next week, I’ll be teaching a room of 4 and 5 year olds a little bit about film photography. I’ll be giving them disposable cameras to shoot with, and figured I’d build a Camera Obscura to show them what’s going on inside the camera (and why they can’t see the picture as soon as they snap the shutter). I had been thinking about how I could load it up with some sort of film that didn’t require a toxic developer, when a co-worker reminded me about “Sun Print” paper. This stuff is some form of c …[more]

It’s been a busy week here in quarantine-land! Jakob (my son, now a 9th grader) is in a one-week mini-course exploring experimental photography. Since we’re

Gum over cyanotype on a half sheet of Stonehenge Rising warm white paper.

This print is a direct result of a morning of failures last week. My cyan pigment wouldn’t stay on the paper – a combination of two different problems related to two variables I changed simultaneously. After three poor prints I decided I would forego the cyan for the morning and use cyanotype for the base layer to get me started.

I miscalculated the amount of cyanotype solution I needed (resulting in the …[more]

Acros 100, developed in… coffee.

We’ve had a couple of house guests this week – Johanna (here) and Markus (tomorrow’s post). The two of them have been on a year-long trip around the world and stopped by for a short visit on their way back to Germany. They were also curious about alt-photo processes, and I was more than happy to oblige.

Over their short stay, we made kallitypes and toned cyanotypes. We also developed film in Caffenol-C basically every day: instant coffee, was …[more]

This one takes some explaining; it’s some of what’s been eating up my time for the past few weeks.

This shot started life on HP5+ developed in Xtol. I digitally inverted and enlarged the shot and printed it on Pictorico Ultra Premium OHP before stuffing it in to my vacuum frame (yes, that shot shows me mis-printing a positive I printed first – oops).

Traditionally, Cyanotype has a “part A” (green ferric ammonium citrate) and a “part B” ( …[more]

From Andi’s going away brunch this afternoon at Dos Segundos. Jake came along (while Sue was home decorating cupcakes for a birthday party next week), and declared that “andipantz” was a really awesome name. Yup.

Two other pieces of photographic news:

  • I bought a cheap +10 77mm diopter and rebuilt the box camera. First results: not stellar; I botched the focus. I’m going to have to come up with a better focusing mechanism now that the …[more]