Unfortunately, I can't give you
perfect replies to your questions but I would like to mention 2 opposite
approaches for "contemporary" autochromes.
-1- the 1st one
is the "adichrome" process described by Mexican artist Carlos Jurado; he is a
painter but also a pinholist. He realises 3 colours kinds of autochromes by
using rice flour. He first described his method in "Pinhole
Journal" Volume 13 #3.
You can find a short Flash animation about
Adichrome if you go on Carlos Jurados marvelous web-site
There, browse his gallery (rows of little
squares under his self-portrait) which, by the way, is full of all kind of
beautiful alt-processes pictures; and you will find example of Carlos' adichrome
with the flash animation besides...
- 2- the 2nd
approach is on the opposite side of the hand-craft /-digital line. It has nothing traditional but
leads to results surprisingly close to genuine autochromes. It is described in
details in an article untitled "Lumière's screen test", written by Tim
Daly and originally published in British magazine "Ag" #28. It is now
available as a download E-print at this place :
Hope this reply can help
Alternative cheers from
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 4:17 PM
Subject: Autochrome and my ideas
I am thinking on Autochrome technology and I asked my self
what can be done possibly ?
I have 3 ideas:
First : Inkjet Printing with autochrome
color chemicals on to a transparent film and than coat the transparent film
with panchromatic emulsion and than taking pictures with this plate and
Question : Is there any color chemical used by
autochrome plates , could be inkjet printed on to glass or plastic plate ? If
they would be with no poison effect , better !
Second : Making flat color filters with
these chemicals and take many narrow band spectrum black and white pictures
and load to computer and than inkjet printing with same color chemicals on to
Question : Is there any autochrome color
chemical still available today and can be used to
A - Coating a glass filter of a analog
B - Use the same glass coating chemical as the inkjet paper
Third : Making small autochrome plates
without covering with panchromatic emulsion and use these plates at the same
place of digital camera infrared or ultraviolet filter next to
Waiting your comments and information.
Best regards ,
Mustafa Umut Sarac