Quote Originally Posted by MDR View Post
Overexposure, bleach and retouche. The latter two for Lillian Bassman who used to heavily bleach her prints and retouche her negs. As for Paul Himmel this looks like extreme overexposure with maybe some print bleaching
Bassman's technique was discussed here a few years ago http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/7...man-how-2.html
Thanks for the tips. Is it possible to bleach the negs? Or will it result it different look? Also is it bleaching in the same way as C41 bleach?
At the moment the best I can do for prints is experiment with contact prints, as I do not have room for an enlarger in my apartment... well, at least not for one in the foreseeable future... it will be even better if it worked on negs.

The Crocein Scarlet mentioned in the link you posted sounds like it's very involved stuff...