I am a film-based photographer.
What does “a film based photographer” mean? It means that a person (me) still shoots with cameras that require film. Negatives and photographs are produced in a darkroom as opposed to a computer. And in all honesty, I adore the magic of working in a darkroom. If you have ever worked in a darkroom and have experienced the image appearing on the paper in the developing tray, you know exactly what I mean when I say that it is magical.
I am intrigued with the older photographic processes. Instead of moving towards digital photography, I love exploring the ways photographers had produced photographs before me.
What are some examples of older photographic processes? Here are a few that I enjoy working with:
Platinum photography – this is a black and white photographic printing process in which platinum and/or palladium salts are the metals that create the tones from black to white on the photograph.
Cyanotypes – this is a photographic printing process created in 1842 by astronomer John Hershel, who was looking for a way to copy his notes. Cyanotypes are also called blueprints or sun prints. They are the basis for architectural blueprints.
Hand Colored Photography – before there was color photography, photographers would apply paint to their black & white photographs to make them more realistic looking
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