Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,480   Posts: 1,542,701   Online: 819
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1
    Henry Alive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    187
    Images
    57

    How can you print a portrait whitout eyes?

    The Prado Museum (https://www.museodelprado.es) inaugurates “Mascaras”', organized in collaboration with PhotoEspaña. This is an exhibition of 18 photographic portraits of Alberto Schommer, a very good Spanish photographer. The portraits are simply amazing. Many of them have the peculiarity that there are no eyes. As an example, look at the Rafael Alberti portrait. It has been made with traditional Black and White film. Can someone suggest how it can be done?
    Thanks,
    Henry.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails alberti.jpg  
    Last edited by Henry Alive; 07-22-2014 at 11:23 AM. Click to view previous post history.

  2. #2
    darkosaric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,748
    After print is done - Retouching eyes with black ink.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    California desert
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    732

    ortho

    If you use orthochromatic film you can make light blue eyes disappear. It was a real problem in silent film days before the use of panchromatic filkm.

  4. #4
    Jim Noel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    1,846
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by snapguy View Post
    If you use orthochromatic film you can make light blue eyes disappear. It was a real problem in silent film days before the use of panchromatic filkm.
    That is the correct answer.
    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]Films NOT Dead - Just getting fixed![/FONT]

  5. #5
    Henry Alive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    187
    Images
    57
    What about with the white area of the eyes?

  6. #6

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    6,958
    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Alive View Post
    What about with the white area of the eyes?
    Good point. Before I had seen the answer about ortho film I was going to say that with very careful "burning" it would be possible to turn the whole eye, including the white cornea, black, wouldn't it?

    pentaxuser

  7. #7
    mono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Germany
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    503
    Images
    16
    Personally I do not like those portraits without eyes!
    For me the eyes are the mirror of the soul, so to speak.
    ________

    Regards
    Folker

    MonoArt - fine photographs

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Shooter
    ULarge Format
    Posts
    868
    Images
    24
    I think the simplest way to accomplish this would be to cut the eyes out of the negative, or to selectively bleach the eyes on the negative to get down to the film base.

  9. #9
    RalphLambrecht's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Central florida,USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,524
    Images
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by darkosaric View Post
    After print is done - Retouching eyes with black ink.
    or bleaching the eyes on the negative, but ,I can't say I care for the effect;it looks sinister.
    Regards

    Ralph W. Lambrecht
    www.darkroomagic.comrorrlambrec@ymail.com[/URL]
    www.waybeyondmonochrome.com

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hamilton, Ont, Canada
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    1,019
    Quote Originally Posted by snapguy View Post
    If you use orthochromatic film you can make light blue eyes disappear. It was a real problem in silent film days before the use of panchromatic filkm.
    That is to say the eyes become white, which is the opposite of black.
    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

    Regards
    Bill

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin