Apr 102017
 

Here are some more results from 2 workshops attended this time by photographers Thomas Main and Mark Hamilton. These are some of the sumptuous hand crafted prints they made.

Thomas Main with 2 of his platinum/palladium prints

Thomas Main with 2 of his platinum/palladium prints

Some of Thomas's landscapes in Platinum\Palladium

Some of Thomas’s landscapes in Platinum/Palladium

Mark Hamilton and one of his Platinum/Palladium prints

Mark Hamilton and one of his Platinum/Palladium prints

Brian Cox in Platinum by Mark Hamilton

Brian Cox in Platinum by Mark Hamilton

 

 

 

Feb 272015
 

I’m sorry but I have to admit to neglecting this blog. I get so involved with projects that I forget to post about them. So it’s time to catch up.

Here are a couple of Fine Art Platinum/Palladium printing projects we were involved with. “Moonshine K” was commissioned by The Baltic Gallery in Gateshead for Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price.

platinum print of moonlight k by richard freestone of 139 printroom for elizabeth price

This Platinum/Palladium print was commissioned by American artist George Holroyd who is based in Budapest.

Platinum print by richard freestone of 139 printroom for george holroyd

 

I have also been very busy perfecting my Salt Printing technique. It’s the oldest method of making a photographic print, Invented by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839 and quite tricky to get right. Here are a few examples. The colour and tonality can be varied by adjusting the chemicals of the coating. Also the toning, which is essential to protect the Silver from oxidisation has an effect on the colour. I use Gold or Platinum to tone my Salt Prints.

Essex Smacks in the old Aldous Smack Dock in Brightlingsea. A platinum toned salt print

Essex Smacks in the old Aldous Smack Dock in Brightlingsea. A platinum toned salt print

Boadicea CK213 and Mary CK252 dredging for oysters off West Mersea Essex. A platinum toned salt print.

Boadicea CK213 and Mary CK252 dredging for oysters off West Mersea Essex. A platinum toned salt print.

The Garden Gate. A platinum toned salt print. Richard Freestone of 139 printroom

The Garden Gate. A platinum toned salt print.

Poppy Duo. A gold toned salt print. Richard Freestone of 139 Printroom

Poppy Duo. A gold toned salt print.

 

Iris. A gold toned salt print.  Richard Freestone of 139 Printroom

Iris. A gold toned salt print.

 

 

 

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