[Alt-photo] print on a wall

Jeremy Moore alt.photosbyjeremy at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 14:08:07 UTC 2015


If it is outside and he can create a stencil, then moss painting is a
possibility, too.

On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 7:11 AM, Alberto Novo <alt.list at albertonovo.it>
wrote:

> The wall is not mine, nor I have to print on that. As I have written, it
> was a friend of mine who asked me how to do.
> I am looking for someone having a direct experience, because this is not
> like printing on paper where one can experiment spending only some time and
> a few money.
> For example:
> - printing on a porous material needs a lot of sensitizing solution
> - how to manage development and/or fixing and washing
> - concrete and mortar are alkaline, so that they are the worst substrate
> for any ferric based process
>
>
>
> > What is the wall made out of?
> > Is it porous and concrete or brick or painted over or glazed?
> >
> > If it is porous like brick or concrete you can use cyanotype or a number
> of other types of processes. You'll need to consider if the wall is flat or
> not as well as this will affect coating and sharpness.
> >
> > Using gelatine should be fine - if you're concerned about longevity
> you'll probably want to varnish the print anyway.
> >
> >
> >
> > > On 30 Mar 2015, at 06:52, "Alberto Novo" <alt.list at albertonovo.it>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > He would like to sensitize a wall (I don't know if in a room or
> outside) and make a direct print from a negative whith whatever technique,
> but avoiding gelatin as a substrate because this may be affected by mildews.
> > >
> > > Alberto
> > > www.facebook.com/alberto.novo.1
> > > www.grupponamias.com
> > > www.alternativephotography.com/wp/photographers/rodolfo-namias-group
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >> Perhaps others understand exactly what your friend's vision is,
> however I
> > >> don't. Might you be able to be a little more explicit about what they
> want
> > >> to do? Bill Barber
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> In a message dated 3/29/2015 1:36:04 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
> > >> alt.list at albertonovo.it writes:
> > >>
> > >> A friend put me two questions, to which I am not able to reply:
> > >> Is it possible to print on a vertical concrete or bricks wall without
> > >> using gelatin?
> > >> How to manage a wide (say 1 m) contact negative?
> > >>
> > >> Alberto
> > >> www.facebook.com/alberto.novo.1
> > >> www.grupponamias.com
> > >> www.alternativephotography.com/wp/photographers/rodolfo-namias-group
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