February 23, 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
ABOUT PLATINIUM AND PALLADIUM PRINTING:
Printing in platinum and palladium is acknowledged as the summit of alternative processes – images formed in totally permanent ‘noble’ metal, exquisitely graduated in tones of neutral grey or warm sepia, with a beguiling luminosity in the high values. This modernized version provides a ‘print-out’ image, having some advantages in economy, accessible chemistry, and exposure. Platinum and palladium may be used individually, or mixed in any proportion, allowing control of image hue and contrast.
THE PLATINOTYPE 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. The traditional method is substantially a development process, in contrast to the present version. http://www.mikeware.co.uk/mikeware/Platino-Palladiotype.html
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This is a hands on workshop where the participants will produce a number of photographs. Outline of the day:
1. The negative (includes instructions on creating digital negatives)
2. Paper choices
3. Coating methods
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 is due to be 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 2
All Materials provided including lunch