|the original photograph|
|transformed by gum bichromate process:|
sized arches paper, printing 4 times with negative
after coating first with ultramarine blue, then
transluscent yellow, again with black, and
another coat of blue...pigment added to gum
and the Gorge Bridge...two printings, both with black...
first step is creating a digital b&w negative from the original
photograph...size paper, coat with layer of gum+watercolor
pigment powder, dry, expose with negative to ultraviolent light,
bathe a few times, dry, layer next coat of color,
register negative in place, expose, and so forth.
Learning new processes teaches me a great deal about myself.
I most likely will not use this technique again with all its
complexities, but it is intriguing.
try /www.gumphoto.co.uk// for more on process~~~