The esteemed Mr Zuili has suggested to me an interesting workflow for my solarizations and I want to pass it along and see what you think.
I use a two dev solaral type dev with a very heavy potassium bromide hit in the second dev which is the one that gets flashed with light.
Apparently this allows the solarized portion of the image to have a different grain structure which when toned creates a nice split with multiple toners.
To date I have been very happy with this.
But now the mad scientist wants me to bleach the print before toning and then redevelop in lith chemistry after the solarization.. is he mad, is he full of crap , I am not sure yet.
What I am worried about is the potential for image not being as stable for long term by bleach then developing in lith after the solarization stage, rather than adding the sodium sulphide as normal?
Also can I then tone after this second bleach lith development stage?
Is he mad? has the hot CA sun baked his brain?? We Canadians see very little bright sun so we are not affected by this lunacy.
what do others think of this