Monday, August 8, 2011

New55 of the day

Under the bicycle seat and seeming like a puddle in front of our inscribed box, lurks reagent spread artifact, invisible in the black sky, only seen in the deepest shadows.

Significant for being our first DTR and negative set (this is a scan of the negative above) using nothing from old Pol, but materials from China, India, and Connecticut, the positive, below it,  is like a relic, sepia-toned, and contrasty,  a flea market find.

 And there is evidence of another experiment, painted as a curve on the receiver. Jack and I expected to see a dark area there and little image elsewhere, so we are surprised.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm getting jealous.

Gian Caterine said...

Absolutely beautiful stuff Bob. Another modern analog leap by Soundwave Reasearch Labs!

Anonymous said...

Where do you get the receiving paper for the negative from?

Bob Crowley said...

We made this. It is based on baryta stock and we pretreated two different toners that can be seen as irregular streaks.

Anonymous said...

Fascinating. So DTR can be applied to regular photographic paper? Or are the toners necessary for the process?

Bob Crowley said...

Baryta paper is a paper with a white baryta layer on it, not photo paper. Many photo papers use baryta as a white layer, but the term relates to a non-photo paper. A nuclei is required for the silver sols to form on a receiver, and toners are required to make the desired color.