Category Archives: Platinum and Palladium

A Weekend in Bed with Christina Z. Anderson

I just spent the weekend mostly in bed reading Christina Z. Anderson’s new book Gum Printing and Other Amazing Contact Printing Processes. Quite satisfying actually. I have Chris’s previous book The Experimental Photography Workbook, 6th Edition which I use as a reference for alternative processes. It was in that book that I was first exposed […]

221 Pine St.

It is a very, very small world. My son Nikolai and I start Day Three of a photogravure workshop with Jon Goodman today. My impression to this point is that the copper plate photogravure process is simpler than I expected. It is perhaps more accurate to say that Jon Goodman’s approach to this exquisite process […]

Buxton Platinotype – Part I

In trading some e-mails with Mike Ware, he suggested I might try Buxton paper from Ruscombe Paper Mill in France. The paper was developedĀ at Mike’s instigation for use in alternative photographic processes. Properly called Buxton Platinotype by the mill, Mike describes its creation and properties extensively on his web site. Fine art paper manufacture is […]

Platinum Printing Class May 29, 30, 31

I will be teaching a digital negative and platinum workshop with Kim Weston May 29, 30 and 31 at Wildcat Hill in Carmel, CA. We’ll be going over the basics of digital negative production, platinum and palladium printing, and looking at another process if we have time. Kim Weston will be describing how to make […]