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Re: lumenprints again

I was really impressed with the lumenprints I saw...almost makes me want
to try it.  Too bad it's not my style...

Camden Hardy


On Wed, September 13, 2006 7:42 am, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:
> Sorry to inundate the list with three posts all at once, but if I don't
> write it now, I'll forget...
> Had my first critique yesterday in my Experimental Photography class, and
> one of the assignment choices on their menu was to do the Burchfield
> lumenprint process.
> I was so pleased!!  I can't believe how many got good lumenprints, and
> what
> I wanted to share was that one student did a side by side of same paper,
> same exposure time, but one under glass and one not, and the one under
> glass
> was incredibly more brilliant in color, so glass must trap in moisture and
> heat in such a way as to improve prospects.
> Most did exposures all day long, maybe 6 hr to 24 hr.
> I am getting to the point where I can tell by the colors produced what
> papers the students used.  Ilford warmtone, Bergger warmtone, and Forte
> are
> the most beautiful--ilford wmtn is terra cottas and yellows, and the
> fortes
> produce a lot of hot pinks and greens, and the Bergger is similar but
> still
> different.  Ilford MGIV is usually mauve, pink, yellow, more muted.  Kodak
> papers are usually browns and duller by far, good for particular subject
> matter.
> New paper vs. old paper--the student that used Bergger just bought the
> stuff
> and it was still gorgeous so I think the only reason to use old is if you
> have it lying around.
> Lemon slices and vinegar and coffee grounds and mushrooms and flowers and
> sunflower leaves and....One student used his blood, which was quite the
> topic of critique conversation...
> Chris
> CZAphotography.com