iphone/saltprint

Invented by William Henry Fox-Talbot in the 1830s the Salt Print is the original method of making a photograph from a negative. All my photographic life I’ve been fascinated by photographic printmaking techniques and Salt Printing is one of my favourites. Because it is an analogue, contact printing process needing a negative the same size as the finished print, it is often thought of as defunct, as most photographers use digital cameras these days. Not so. It is now possible to create negatives from digital files and thus make beautiful hand crafted Salt Prints from them. As a result I can combine the old with the new. I can make a photograph using the very latest technology – my iphone – and then print it using the oldest method of all, the Salt print. From now on I’m going to publish here my latest iphone/saltprints. So pop back every now and then or better still follow this blog by entering your email address in the box on the right. That way you can keep up to date with what is happening on the Salt Printing front.

If you would like me to make a beautiful, hand coated Salt Print from one of your phone photos go to the Your iphone/saltprint tab.

salt print

Bullrushes. An iphone/saltprint

Detail from Bullrushes

Detail from Bullrushes

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