Sunday, May 19, 2019

Traditional Platinum Workshop, Day One



We began by making five new photographs together, using 5x7 inch film, working on the Penumbra Foundation rooftop and Studio B. The idea was to demonstrate proper exposure for Pt/Pd negs. Then we developed them in PMK pyro. After I demonstrated coating and prep, and development and clearing techniques using the group portrait, each of the five students got to make one print by the end of the day. Today, we'll be printing all day long from the eight negatives, using Hahnemühle Platinum Rag paper.

Posing with the Flatiron

New York, New York

As always, you can click on the picture to get a bigger and more legible view.

Friday, May 17, 2019

No Cell Phone?

New York, New York

Four people on a New York sidewalk, and not one of them is using a cell phone! Plus two of them are talking to each other in person.

By Sprain Brook

Woodbury, Connecticut

I'm off to NYC tomorrow to teach my weekend "Traditional Platinum" workshop at the Penumbra Foundation. Posts here may be sparse, or prolific, depending on how hectic things turn out to be.