If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you’ll know I like alternative processes. Something about cyanotypes has really grabbed my interest recently – something about the ability to print on anything porous, something about the fact it uses the sun to fix the image, it’s a process I keep thinking about.
Emulsive have written a fantastic article covering slide film, Velvia specifically, and how to account for reciprocity when shooting in low-light conditions or using ND filters.
This year I’ve decided to start a long-term project, one that will take a while to complete and may, at the end, have a physical product come out of it. I’ve been thinking around this theme for a while, inspired by card sets and series, art from games and musings on spirituality.
…well, just for fun, really.
A technique I’ve recently stumbled across on Lomography’s tutorial site shows us how to expose both sides of a roll of film, giving results that are half normal, half redscale. The results are trippy and gorgeous, and the best results have been achieved by Lomo user Hodachrome.
Currently showing at Roq La Rue in Seattle, Washington until March 28th, 2015 is artist Liz Brizzi’s show “Anagrams.” The artist uses photography, collage and painting to create her complex urban statements. Though these works are almost completely created from real places and structures, the layering of paint and collage create unfamiliar and dreamlike metropolises.
Futility Son – Neffle. Chilled electronica – music by Neffle, artwork by me! Give it a listen.
ANOTHER THING I want to have a go at – developing images on things that are not paper. Liquid light is a paint-on emulsion that you can then expose to your negative, develop and fix like you would photo paper.
How-to is here and here on Instructables (a little more in-depth). There’s also a course you can take at Fotosynthesis, a great community with darkrooms near me in Kennington. It’s on my way home from work, it’d be rude not to pop in…