First tries

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*Black&White, *Life, *Photography

Before I know about negative sandwiching, thanks Oscar Gustav Rejlander, (Sweden, 1813 – Clapham, London, 18 January 1875) was a pioneering Victorian art photographer and an expert in photomontage. His collaboration with Charles Darwin on The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals has assured him a position in the history of behavioural science and psychiatry. And Henry Peach Robinson (9 July 1830, Ludlow, Shropshire – 21 February 1901, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent) was an English pictorialist photographer best known for his pioneering combination printing – joining multiple negatives or prints to form a single image; an early example of photomontage. He joined vigorously in contemporary debates in the photographic press and associations about the legitimacy of ‘art photography’ and in particular the combining of separate images into one.

The technic I was using using back was a little simple and crude as you may see in the example, but I continued experimenting… and after testing photographic emulsion and seeing the works of Michael Maku and his technique of Gellages the technique which often includes the use of more than one negative per image and the transfer of the exposed and fixed photographic emulsion from its original base on paper. This transparent and plastic gelatin substance makes it possible to reshape and reform the original images, changing their relationships and endowing them with new meanings during the transfer. The finished work gives a compact image with a fine surface structure.

Although I already posted this image back in my old blog I like it and taking advantage of this I can explain a little more about the “how” and “why” of some of my works. This image was taken with an pinhole camera it´s a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture, a pinhole – effectively a light-proof box (shoe box) with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box. If you asked about the number 51o99 it means 51 prints sold of 99…

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Founder of Lichtbild & Head of his own strange world / Vintage Enthusiast / Photographer / Graphic Designer /Typography "lover" / Book Collector / Spanish+German Mix / Lives in Coruña / Sometimes heads back home & Sleeps. /*

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