Re: Five Stages to Javelle Gum Print
Thanks, this is helpful; it seems to support my theory that I was
using too much pigment and perhaps too much exposure, before. I hope
to get back to this soon and hope to post some better results
On Dec 7, 2007, at 3:55 AM, Loris Medici wrote:
I have only 3 more prints to show. The 2 other prints (trial 2 and
sized paper have flaked / flagged so much that I just brushed off
emulsion (thinking I may use the papers later again).
Not enough pigment, too much dichromate, too much exposure. If I
dichromate and exposure amounts right it could made a nice print -
the blackest blacks are not enough to justify the bleaching procedure.
Too much pigment, too much exposure. I had to bleach the print more
would consider "normal" now, in order to be able to get an image.
is too harsh, not pleasing at all.
Ok pigment, ok dichromate, ok exposure but ruined while trying to
with polyurethane - while the print wasn't hard enough. (See the
and how the emulsion came off.)
I was afraid of ruining the good print so I didn't try to coat it with
Hope this helps,
From: John Grocott <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 23:54:17 +0000
Subject: Five Stages to Javelle Gum Print
You mentioned that there were five stages leading to
exquisite portraits of your wife which you informed us were made
with bleach method. Would it be too much to ask of you to offer
little w/s showing the imperfect results of these stages ? One
learns more from mistakes / failures than from the final achievments.
Thank you so much if this is possible.
Ciao. John - Photographist - London - UK
----- Original Message -----
From: "Loris Medici" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: Bleach-development with gum
For those who are interested, I've made a simple web page showing
1. before clearing
2. after clearing
3. a 100% crop (was scanned at 300ppi)