Argyrotype – Ellie Young 1 Day

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General Admissionshow details + $350.00 (AUD)  

  • September 10, 2021
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Grace Leung
© Mike Ware

ABOUT THE ARGYROTYPE PRINT:
This ‘user-friendly’ iron-based silver printing process was devised in 1996 by Mike Ware, using an unusual salt – silver sulphamate in a ‘single-bottle’ sensitiser solution with a long shelf-life. The resulting purplish-brown print of nanoparticle silver has better prospects of endurance and a finer gradation than the traditional iron-silver processes, and may be readily toned.

THE ARGYROTYPE HISTORY
Following an academic career in chemistry, Mike has been independently committed since 1992 to studying the history, science, and art of ‘alternative’ photographic processes, especially siderotypes – those based on iron photochemistry. Mike Ware’s Argyrotype process is a latter-day improvement on the late nineteenth century processes of Kallitype, Van Dyke, Sepia print, and Brown print, which were, in turn, all offspring of Sir John Herschel’s Argentotype of 1842. http://www.mikeware.co.uk/mikeware/Argyrotype_Process.html Mike acts as a consultant to major museums,exhibits his personal photographic work, and conducts workshops, worldwide. His research has appeared in over 50 publications in both the popular and academic literature, including four books. http://www.mikeware.co.uk

ABOUT ELLIE YOUNG

Ellie has been practicing and studying the art craft and science, of ‘alternative’ photographic processes since 1994. More information click professional instructors

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

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

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

2. Paper choices

3. Coating methods

4. Exposure

5. Processing

All materials including lunch is provided – Starts at 9.30 am and concludes at 4.30 pm

CLASS MAXIMUM 3

All materials and lunch provided