Alternative Processes | Platinum Printing
Of all the historical and alternative processes Platinum Printing is quite possibly the most prestigious. Originally used by the likes of Peter Henry Emerson and Alvin Langdon Coburn and later rediscovered by Irving Penn the Platinum Process offers a controllable, albeit expensive, beauty that somewhat justifies its status within the hierarchy of alternative processes.
This one day hands-on workshop introduces participants to the marvel of this process. Participants will learn how to drop-count the Platinum/Palladium sensitisers, how to coat paper & understand humidity variations, how to expose, develop, fix and wash a print onto high quality cotton papers. Each participant will be able to make about three prints each on the day but more importantly they will leave with the confidence to repeat the process on their own. A detailed handout is given.