[Alt-photo] salted paper

Bert Kuijer gemeentehuis at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 17:31:26 UTC 2016


I print Salt too.
Bert Kuijer (from Holland)

Op dinsdag 13 september 2016 heeft Christina Z. Anderson via
Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> het
volgende geschreven:

> Dear List,
>
> I hold myself back from posting all things salt every day, but as some of
> you know I have been on a salted paper bender since February. Like being
> hooked on crack. Marek Matusz and I have both been bitten by the salt bug
> in a big way. I think each of us is easily on print no. 400 but who’s
> counting. Marek is making his own discoveries and both of us have a nice
> pile of mistake prints.
>
> I think both of us simultaneously have gone back to the original process
> and had fun. I’ve used both salt and hot water to fix and that is a hoot!
> My admiration for Talbot has grown by leaps and bounds. Dan Estabrook, I
> think you do this in your class at Penland?
>
> I’ve finished reading a lot of literature on salt (about 170 books, easily
> 100 now on books.google.com, just do a word search for positive printing,
> positive paper, plain paper, and you’ll get LOTS, so easy to research
> online today, and free to download to your iPad) and spreadsheeted salt
> formulas throughout history, some 150 of them (ok, anal, I know). I wanted
> to see if modern formulas are in sync with formulas from 1839 and on up. No
> conclusions yet.
>
> There is a formula I tried this week that is from Liam on this list. Liam,
> are you still there? It is 20g salt, 15g Rochelle salts, 15g citric. Gold
> toned in borax gold toner it is quite beautiful. Thank you, Liam, for this.
> Liam wrote a lot of articles for the Post Factory Journal years ago but I
> have not seen him post in quite a while.
>
> The weird thing is that of all the formulas I’ve come across this is the
> only one that used Rochelle salts of the 150, although it was certainly
> talked about as being an option. I mean, it’s hard to draw any conclusions
> because some of the decisions made back then were due to availability and
> expense, but I’d be interested to know where Liam got this formula if he is
> reading.
>
> Salts used in the past are ammonium, sodium, barium, cupric, gold (yes, in
> the salting solution, can you believe it), strontium, Rochelle, and then
> sodium citrate, potassium citrate, citric acid and then other stuff like
> potassium bromide and potassium dichromate for contrast, sodium carbonate
> and bicarbonate, even gum arabic in the salting solution. Also resin and
> negative varnish.
>
> I’ve tried ammonium, sodium, and barium and like ammonium and then sodium.
>
> Lots of uranium toning in the literature (Bob Kiss), as well as mercury
> :)  Things were more toxic back then.
>
> I have made up a list of those I think print salt. If you’re not on it,
> chime in?
> Chris
>
> Adam Finkelston
>
> Brittonie Fletcher
>
> Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek
>
> Dan Estabrook
>
> Daniel Coburn
>
> Darryl Baird
>
> Dave Molnar
>
> Ellie Young
>
> Jesseca Ferguson
>
> Jill Enfield
>
> Joe Portale
>
> John Schaefer
>
> Kees Brandenburg
>
> Keith Schreiber
>
> Kimberly Anderson
>
> Liam Lawless
>
> Lukas Werth
>
> Luther Gerlach
>
> Marek Matusz
>
> Mark and France Scully Osterman
>
> Peter Mumford
>
> Rebecca Sexton Larson
>
> Robert Hall
>
> Wynn White
>
>
>
>
>
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