Tuesday, 19 February 2013

The Egg

Last week I did a workshop. It involved eggs and salt and citric acid and stuff ...

Stuff like silver nitrate.

It was an Albumen printing one-day lecture and demonstration "led by US albumen authorities, Doug and Toddy Munson" from Chicago Albumen Works and "provide[d] a solid introduction to the making of albumen prints by contact printing."

It was associated with the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Photographic Materials specialty group (AIC-PMG) and the International Council of Museums Conservation Committee's Photographic Materials Working Group (ICOM-CC-PMWG) 2013 Joint Meeting taking place over the week.

It was a fun day, and I definitely want to do more of it. The prints are beautiful.

I made a couple of prints of some stuff I shot a few years ago, of a suitable subject and adequately contrasty.

Both, however, were a underexposed. I'm not exactly sure what happened as they both lightened up a stop or more in the developing process, not the expected 1/3 - 1/2 stop.

Oh well. Something to play with I guess.


Helen Rickerby said...

They look cool! I like the idea of you experimenting with an old technique but with contemporary photos.

microphen said...

yes i like that idea too. kinda like ben cauchi ... but different.

know anyone with a 3x3m room, easily darkened, with running water, not too fussy about immovable stains, willing to rent it out for real cheap?