New York, New York
The entry at 36 East 30th Street this weekend.
A couple prints from the workshop on the drying screens Sunday afternoon.
Calling the workshop "platinum printing" doesn't get it quite right, because we go through the entire process from start to finish. Saturday morning we begin by shooting ten 4x5 negatives, looking for scenes (on the roof of the workshop building and in the large daylight studio inside) that will demonstrate or test the main attributes of the platinum medium, while I explain how to meter each situation for optimum exposure. Then I develop the film, showing the class how to use the very simple method of tray development in PMK pyro. No fancy equipment needed, just three trays, a water supply, and a darkened room. Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday everyone gets to print from the negatives, learning the basic printing skills and experimenting with different papers and coating formulas to see how they will vary the results from our new negatives.