Lumen print

I want to work with this plat again soon, full of lquids and that always means interesting outcomes in lumen prints.

Lumen print pre Fixer
Lumen print pre Fixer
Lumen print postFixer
Lumen print postFixer
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Salt prints over gum: For Carlos Bernal

Mr. Bernal is a great friend, a great artist and one of the persons I really admire as designer and creator.

Theses pieces came from 2 of his negatives, part of the series of photographs of his time living in Buenos Aires, I love some of those images and he gave me the honor to manipulate it in my own way.

I include first on of the digital editions I’ve made of the scans of those negatives.

Digital Sabatier, from an scanned negative of Carlos Bernal.
Digital Sabatier, from an scanned negative of Carlos Bernal.

Now he is travelling to France and my ostracism and paranoia induced by meds stopped my wish to give him 2 salt prints over gum created from his negatives.

Bot are experiments, attempts to break my own paradigms, are in the middle of other processes but also pieces independent and projects in itself.

Salt print over gum, durex paper, the deterioration of the paper is part of what I was looking for
Salt print over gum, durex paper, the deterioration of the paper is part of what I was looking for
Salt print over gum, durex paper, the deterioration of the paper is part of what I was looking for
Salt print over gum, durex paper, the deterioration of the paper is part of what I was looking for

I love both pieces, there’s a richness in textures and sensations in each one of them, they are so far of any mimetic pretension, are mor pure index, pure intuition and expresionism from my part.

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Out of time: Sun prints

I have many of my posts about photography in my another blog, since the desition of separate design from photography and art works, some pieces have been lost between the blogs.

Tses are “sun prints”, photographs by contact employing the sun.

Models my beloved Gaga and Ivan. I suppose that my deep connection and obsession with family will be boring but that’s it, there’s nothing more important for me that family (blood related or not).

Salt print.

Out of time - contact photography over photographic paper
Out of time – contact photography over photographic paper

This one is a contact print (negative is a laser print over acetate) over glossy black and white photographic paper.

Contact photography, salt print
Out of time – Contact photography, salt print
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Alternative processes, nudes and social networks.

From a series of studies in XIX century male poses
From a series of studies in XIX century male poses

Image from an black and white film developed and then scanned and transformed to a positive image in the computer.

I have the luck to be invited as a moderator to the group Alternative photographic processes, it is a luck because I really admire the people in that group, from the creator Mailin to every one of the members.

It is such a pleasure to see the works and explorations of amazing people. As a moderator I have to help to keep the group running smoothly (with other 6 great persons) in benefit of all of us. That means to follow the rules about what can be posted in the group: Not digital works, not nudes and only vintage photographic techniques, the kind of works of AlternativePhotography.com. Those are the rules and must be followed by the benefit of everyone.

In many groups, specially the ones focused in artistic approaches to photography, from time to time arises the discussion about nudity.

I have a very clear concept about nudes not only in art but in every aspect of life. There’s no offense in any way in a naked body, I don’t have any problem with genitals, breasts or butts. Every human body is amazing and every one deserves my respect and admiration. I can´t imagine taken my nephews to a musem and telling them “now close your eyes because Miguel Angel’s David have no pants, or cover your eyes because Goya is morally wrong”. Nudity is not an issue, education and respect is.

As an artist I consider that my right (or other’s right by the way) to express our vision and insterests will not be in any way controlled. For me the idea that religion, some politicians and some people with the head full of prejuidices try to castrate my rights, that’s really a moral outrageous offense.

But, as an artist I can´t deny my responsability and don´t try to imposse my rights to others, even unaware of it. There are a lot of cultures in the world, there are so many conceptions of what is proper or not, I’m nobody to tell what is the truth or what is right.

That’s the main point behind the rules in social networks, it is not censorship, it is an attempt to play fair enough with everybody.

I’m very liberal in my thoughts, what one person consider pornography is considered art by other. But those personal beliefes and open mind from my part can´t never be impossed to others.

I respect the rules to the groups in which I belong, there’s not pain in post only what’s seem proper for each one. I will not post an image of sexual intercourse in a blog which audience is minor age, even if I think that sexual is natural to every human being and there’s no offense in it, that’s not the point.

If I want that other’s respect my points of view I will be the first in respect other’s conceptions, values and beliefs.

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