Hand painted salt prints

Hand painted photographs are amazing for me, each one put in evidence the lie behind photography as an “objective” medium. It gives colour to that cultural lie. Also is an incredible medium to mix arts. I’m not a great colorist, I lack the talent and patience to make realist photographs and I lack also of […]

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Low def negatives

Salt print - low def negativeI have a problem with my printer, have been printing without enough contrast and detail for the negatives. I’ve tried to compensate using two overlayed prints of the same negative to reinforce the contrast but the results are mixed.

While I can fix the printer I’ve tried to experiment (that’s the way for me) with the low def negatives. These are two of the examples, a good learning tool.

Salt print
Salt print
Salt print
Salt print
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The thies that bind us

I’m obsessed with networks, links and relationships. Links across time and space but specially the ones we create as social beings: Parenthood, love, friendship. How can I reflect in a visual piece the deep relationship with my family? my answer is to transform photographs in networks of lines and points, employing Processing to build Voronoi […]

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What’s left behind: Salt prints over gum prints

In their “History of the photography” in the chapter dedicated to the Pictorial movement, Jean-Claude Lemagny & André Rouillé says: “Passionate about printing techniques that allow manual intervention, the pictorialists opt primarily by techniques known as “stripping”, in which the image appears as photographer releases the surplus of matter it contains.”

I feel that is one of my main connections (not the only one) with the Pictorial artists. The pleasure of some type of “visual archaelogy process” in which layer after layer of pigment are removed in the pursuit of a discovery, a hidden prize.

These images play a double game, the one of “stripping” -in the gum bichromate- but also the one of to sediment silver cristals -in the salt print-.

Salt print over gum print
Salt print over gum print
Salt print over gum print
Salt print over gum print
Salt print over gum print
Salt print over gum print

Salt print over gum print
Salt print over gum print

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