Monday, January 19, 2015

Experiments in Ephemeral Art

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Post-Script: This little experiment in auto-developing silver halide paper reminds me of the field of conceptual art, where the central idea is not built around a gallery-like public viewing space, but exists more in the mind and experience of the artist himself.

Typecast via Hermes 10. I took it apart and did some major cleaning, degreasing and relubrication of key internal areas, while also replacing the ribbon. With the externals now cleaned up, it's an even sweeter of a machine to use.

4 Comments:

Blogger Bill M said...

Very beautiful image. I've never given the process a thought. Maybe this year I will be able to do more photography.

3:28 AM  
Blogger Ted said...

Oooh, fun idea! I wonder if that handheld glass litho negative exposing frame we used to have in the press room is still kickin' around. That would be prefect for this sort of thing... (:

11:09 AM  
Blogger Tina Martin said...

Another fun process is painting developer on the paper while it is being exposed in the enlarger, the Sabattier effect. Creates a partial image reversal.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Richard P said...

Love that image.

6:27 PM  

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