Platinum print and its sister technique palladium print are among the oldest, rarest and most permanent photographic techniques. They enable the artist to create pictures of amazing tonality, really unique ones of amazing permanence, limited only by the permanence of the paper they are made on. Small wonder this was the technique of choice of such masters as Edward Steichen or Irwin Penn.
We’ve prepared a workshop which will enable participants to learn the intricacies of the process and start their own, independent work, taught by Radosław Brzozowski. This will be an opportunity to gain a wide range of skills ranging from choosing appropriate tools and papers and ending with displaying your prints.
The programme of the workshop covers:
- a theoretical introduction,
- presentation of platinum prints,
- preparing a digital negative for platinum printing
- tips on developing large format negatives for platinum printing,
- making palladium prints,
- making multilayered palladium prints,
- methods of preventing paper shrinkage,
- print presentation,
All the participants will be privided with:
- chemicals required for platinum and palladium printing,
- papers appropriate for platinum and palladium printing,
- all materials and tools required for platinum and palladium printing,
- a fully equipped darkroom,
- hot drinks (tea and coffee).
maximum group size: 6
length of the workshop: 16hrs
Language: English and Polish
Instructor: Radosław Brzozowski
Location: Tricity School of Photography, 34 Wierzbowa St, Gdynia, Poland
Nearest airport: Gdańsk Rębiechowo, Poland
price: 250 euros
Date: June 8-9, 2019.