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.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Vacant School

Waterbury, Connecticut

The associated very large church building is undergoing renovation, don't know about the school.


Waterbury, Connecticut

Friday, May 03, 2019

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

At Burr Pond State Park

Torrington, Connecticut

Early spring at the park.

Traditional Platinum/Palladium Workshop in New York

For the first time in several years, we’re offering the “Traditional Platinum” workshop at Penumbra Foundation in New York on May 18-19. This is an all-analog workshop. We’ll begin by making a set of eight new pictures with 5x7 inch film using the Penumbra studios and rooftop for locations. Each student gets to pick one or two subjects (portraits, still life, views from the roof, etc.) while I operate the venerable Agfa/Ansco 5x7 and demonstrate how to expose properly for the process. Then I’ll demonstrate pyro development of our new pictures and for the rest of the workshop participants will learn to print their new pictures in Pt/Pd, and can also explore our archive of negatives from previous workshops.

The workshop is set to run but there are still some places open so if this sounds like fun, get in touch with Molly at Penumbra to sign up.

Kids in the Bushes

Naugatuck, Connecticut