Initial testing of process

Trying to sort out a process for using photographic film or paper in photograms or pinhole camera or both. I want to use the darkroom because I can and to learn new skills but I also want to get a good quality negative to use to reproduce photograms.

So far 4×5 film creates the best negative or doubled over transparency fused with laminating.

Very best result is direct object on fabric but that eliminates darkroom and photographic editing.

Cyanotype and solar fast together are allowing me to create more colour and so far working on silk also allows the addition of landscape dye. Silk doesn’t give as good an image though so another option is to rely wholly on cyanotype for blue and Solar Fast

Thinking of ‘Ghosts of Childhood’ as topic to explore and using old toys found around the house or downstairs in my youngest son’s room after he moved out.

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