The Alchemist's Workshop

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A gallery of original gelatin silver prints by Steven Taylor and a workshop dedicated to the craft of analogue photography.




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One of the calls I made on Monday, collecting darkroom equipment, was on an eminent photographer, black and white printer and author of books about darkroom techniques. He donated an enlarger, thank you. Over coffee we discussed our craft and lamented the passing of some great papers and materials. 
A few years back there were a few fine papers that contained cadmium. A chemical that was found to be dangerous at the manufacturing stage. For obvious reasons, and because other safer chemicals could be used instead, cadmium was removed from the manufacture of those papers. The result though was that split toning was no longer possible.
This print was one I made in 1992 on Oriental Center F. It has been toned in selenium and gold, I hope your screen will allow you to see the variation of colour the split has produced.
It was from a series called “The Healer’s Garden”. Hopefully my good friend and fellow photographer Andy Perkins will recognise the location. 

One of the calls I made on Monday, collecting darkroom equipment, was on an eminent photographer, black and white printer and author of books about darkroom techniques. He donated an enlarger, thank you. Over coffee we discussed our craft and lamented the passing of some great papers and materials. 

A few years back there were a few fine papers that contained cadmium. A chemical that was found to be dangerous at the manufacturing stage. For obvious reasons, and because other safer chemicals could be used instead, cadmium was removed from the manufacture of those papers. The result though was that split toning was no longer possible.

This print was one I made in 1992 on Oriental Center F. It has been toned in selenium and gold, I hope your screen will allow you to see the variation of colour the split has produced.

It was from a series called “The Healer’s Garden”. Hopefully my good friend and fellow photographer Andy Perkins will recognise the location. 

— 2 years ago with 17 notes
#split tone  #gold tone  #selenium tone  #black and white  #darkroom  #film photography  #lensblr 
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