Edward Steichen, The Flatiron, 1904, Gum bichromate over platinum print.
I’m not sure I’ve seen photo destruction quite as spectacular as in this series by Matthew Brandt.
‘Whether soaking prints in water from the subject lake, or printing on paper that the artist made from the subject tree, or even using a pigment that the artist created from the subject (charcoal from the trees, gum-bichromate emulsion of honeybees), Brandt blurs the line between the photograph and the photographed.’
"Floral Arrangement #1"
Cyanotype photogram on Stonehenge Bright White
A grouping of some Alternative printing processes I finally scanned.
ranging from wet plates/ ambrotypes, cyanotypes, tintypes, and platinum prints.
Sam Light Photo ©2014