Exploring White with the Carbon Print

Exploring White with the Carbon Print

I have been exploring the freedom that I get from a photographic printing that uses pigments, because I can use white pigment and start with a paper that is mid-toned. However, I'm finding that using the gum bichromate does not carry as much pigment as I would like.

Here I explore whether this could be achieved with white in the "carbon transfer process'.

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Trying a New Way to Add an Edge to the Subject

Trying a New Way to Add an Edge to the Subject

I've been playing with edges within photographs for many years - here I'm playing with masking fluid to create a sharp edge on a face in profile.

I'm using the image I call The Knowing Smile, which you can see in the Gum Gallery. I want to bring out the face more by only preparing part of the paper where the subject is - with a loose edge except around the face.

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