Marching Trees, gum over platinum

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Alt process, gum over | One Comment

Marching Trees  gum bichromate over platinum print. (9 x 6 in.) December 2016: Duotone (two) negatives are used for this print, cool tones are printed in platinum and warmer tones printed in gum. In Photoshop and in RGB mode the channels of the image are split. The Red channel is used for the cool platinum […]

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 […]

Jazz it up and add a little Christmas bling to your inkjet prints

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Inkjet Papers | No Comments

Christmas time is just about upon us and if you are planning to print off some of your photographs of the big day’s celebrations to share with family and friends why don’t you add a little Christmas bling and use a metallic paper. Metallic Inkjet Paper is a (plastic) Resin Coated photo paper that has a metallic […]