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Platinotype and Gum Bichromate - Ellie Young -2 Days

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Ellie Young

ABOUT PLATINIUM/PALLADIUM PRINTING AND GUM BICHROMATE:

Printing in platinum and palladium is acknowledged as the summit of alternative processes - images formed in totally permanent 'noble' metal. Gum bichromate printing over palladium or platinum photographs is an effective method of using colour to built depth to enrich shadow areas. The processes are made for each other, both techniques are permanent and the warm tonal values of platinum/ palladium ‘noble’ metal, make a wonderful base for many of the tones that gum bichromate can provide,  in single or multiple layers controlling the image hue colour and contrast.

Edward Steichen Flat Iron Building Printed gum over Platinum 1909

THE PLATINOTYPE GUM HISTORY

Platinotype has attracted photographic artist-practitioners since William Willis's invention of 1873, and became the dominant process in 1900, but was commercially discontinued by 1937. Gum bichromate over platinum/ palladium drew photographic artist practitioners from 1900. Edward Steichen & Alfred Stiegliz were some of

the most renown users.  The traditional method is substantially a development process, in contrast to the present version. http://www.mikeware.co.uk/mikeware/Platino-Palladiotype.html
http://www.mikeware.co.uk/mikeware/Eighth_Metal.html
http://www.platinummetalsreview.com/dynamic/article/view/49-4-190-195

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

This is a hands on workshop where the participants will produce a number of photographs. Outline of the two days:

1. The negative (includes instructions on creating digital negatives)

2. Paper choices

3. Coating methods

4. Registration of negatives

5. Colour choices

6. Exposure

7. Processing

ABOUT ELLIE YOUNG

Ellie instructs in a number of alternative processes in her studios. In 2000 Ellie attained the National Gallery of Victoria Trustee Award 2000 for her work in Gum Bichromate printing. After some years of research, her Salt Printing Manual was released in 2011. She constantly exhibits her work locally, nationally and internationally. Ellie's work is held in private collection internationally and in the State Library Victoria.

CLASS MAXIMUM 3

All Materials provided including lunches

Price: $950.00

Start Time: 9:30 am
End Time: 4:30 pm

Start Date: August 10, 2020
End Date: August 11, 2020

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