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 […]
I 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.
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 […]
To put the same image printed in different techniques side by side I learn a lot about what I enjoy of each process and what I will try to explore. This first one can´t be captured in the scanner. The image is like a low definition hologram, it changes depending of the angle of the […]
I can´t understand why but since my first classes under Omaira Abadia’s guidance the salt part of the salt print process have become a roller coaster, seems almost impossible to obtain consitent results. The same paper, the same gelatine, the same whole chemistry, on piece side by side under the same light and the results […]
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-.
Part of my series of experiments mixing techniques, it’s a shame that the scanner can´t reproduce the details of theses pieces. There’s a subtle metallic shine on it,and it changes of tonality if you move the image. I love Carmelo’s works as it’s obvious and can only thank him to let me to reproduce some […]