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About "modern" autochromes was Re: Autochrome and my ideas

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  • From: Jean Daubas <jean.daubas@gmail.com>
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Hi Mustafa,
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 you...
Alternative cheers from france,
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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 the emulsion.
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 paper
Question : Is there any autochrome color chemical still available today and can be used to 
A - Coating a glass filter of a analog camera
B - Use the same glass coating chemical as the inkjet paper printing inks  
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 ccd
Waiting your comments and information.
Best regards ,
Mustafa Umut Sarac