Blog Post | Liquid Light by Paul Ellis

Coating paper with light sensitive silver halides was always problematic in the early years of photography. Finding a suitable medium for the silver halides to be suspended in was tricky – with salt prints, platinum and palladium prints, the emulsion is absorbed into the paper itself and with Albumen and Collodion prints the emulsion rests on the print’s surface. This wasn’t successfully solved until the 1870’s with the Silver Gelatin Process (paper coated with gelatin with light sensitive silver salts suspended within it).

With Liquid Light we can coat any type of paper with a silver gelatin emulsion and once dry, make superb quality photographs. Liquid Light is so versatile that it can be coated onto almost anything from canvas and concrete to textiles and metal. With the contemporary art photography zeitgeist becoming ever more interested in combining 2D photography with 3D sculpture it is interesting to see a Victorian invention being rediscovered.

Our Liquid Light workshop provides participants with the opportunity to experiment with this wonderful medium and to create their own unique images.

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