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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