[Alt-photo] salted paper

Ned Lewis nl at nedlewis.org
Tue Sep 13 17:38:08 UTC 2016


As do I.

Happily read everything about it that is sent out on this list.

Ned Lewis
Sebastopol, California




On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 10:31 AM, Bert Kuijer via Alt-photo-process-list <
alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:

> 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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