Gum Bichromate – across the roof tops of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Uncategorised | No Comments

Getting to grips with the Gum Bichromate printing process. Gum prints are produced by brushing onto a sheet of watercolour paper a gum arabic solution mixed with potassium dichromate and a water colour pigment. After drying the sheet is exposed to UV light through a negative in contact with the paper where the dichromate hardness the gum […]

Printing in platinum

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016 in Uncategorised | No Comments

Mitre Peak, Fiordland, NZ Using the latest camera technology from the dawn of the 21st century, then at home in a dimly lit room I make these these prints using the platinum and palladium printing process of the late 19th century. The process is fickle, frustrating and yet seductive. When everything comes together the print has a quiet and […]

Textures and torn edges

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Uncategorised | No Comments

[ht_gallery id=”510″ name=”Postcards” columns=”3″] I have been exploring textures and matting options to create a series of 6 x 4″ postcard size monochrome prints of some of my more popular images.  Images are printed on to Hahnemuhle’s textured German Etching paper and mounted in a shadow box frame to show off the torn edges.  Larger sizes […]