Tim's Photo Galleries
- Category: Galleries
- Published: Sunday, 24 March 2013 18:18
- Written by Tim Walls
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Palladiotypes are prints made using palladium instead of silver to build up the image; it results in beautiful, warm prints full of texture. These examples are made by hand-coating 100% rag art paper - hence the 'brush strokes' at the edge of the prints. (Actually, a brush isn't used for coating - to ensure a consistent thickness of coating these are coated using a glass rod to 'push' a puddle of palladium & ferric oxalate across the surface of the paper.)
Because Palladiotypes are exposed under ultra-violet rather than visible light, an enlarger is no use (my eyes don't focus UV ;-).) These are therefore contact prints, from 4x5" negatives.