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i'm a fan of the grandfather of photography, no not Louis Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, but Nicéphore Niépce.
his retina prints have haunted since i first saw them and then i began making them in the last couple of years.
i usually call them something like in camera faux pop chemical free prints or something lumenesque
but eventually started to call, them retina prints after Nicéphore Niépce works ... at least the ones i take with a camera.
while i have made cameras
another colorized ...
this is the dream as i had posted it previously
it is in color for this ...
Updated 04-18-2013 at 08:42 PM by jnanian
for too long i lived my photographic life without color.
in the past couple of years i have been seeing more and more color in
the things i like to photograph. im not sure what is going on
but i am enjoying turning black and white images into color ones.
it started a few months ago ( earlier posts in this bloggy thing have the photographs )
and i just finished another one, and will probably have a few more by the end of it all ..
Updated 04-14-2013 at 09:09 PM by jnanian
today i processed a handful of glass plates ...
and YES! i used developer instead of hardener.
i am not sure but for some reason film / paper developer
works much better than straight alum hardener ...
and half the plates look OK so far ...
i've gotta mix some more hardening fixer, as much as i hate hardener ...
to keep my emulsion from lifting + frilling from my plate...
the gelatin / emulsion is still damp+tacky or i would make
i coated a baker's dozen of 4x5 plates yesterday
this morning i verified the timing of my shutter
then i harvested an ancient dry plate bag-mag purchased
long ago but never used.
i used a flang to pry up the septums and slid 3 plates in ...
i made some exposures and looked forward to seeing the results
i emptied the contents of a 1L container i had developer
and poured the contents into a tray.
i put the timer on 3 mins and put