Thursday, March 25, 2010

Timelapse in Montmartre

Rue Au Lapin:
Photographed with an 8x10 following an evening rain, I am attaching a straight platinum print, and one where I made a contact positive with ortho film and used cyanotype to fill in all highlights, and then a full coating of black gum bichromate to lower the intensity of the blue. All three versions are here....platinum, platinum with cyanotype and platinum with cyanotype and gum bichromate.
The single streak starting at the top center of the image is a motorcyclist I was talking with by cell phone, and just as I started the timelapse, asked him to race down the hill with his front light on.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Louvre in Photopolymer

Three years ago I attempted to photograph at the Louvre with my 8x10 at night. Unfortunately for me, the security police at the courtyard in front of the pyramid informed me tripods were not allowed. So, no images taken. A year later, staying in the area around the Grand Palais, I pulled my trolly carrying the 8x10 and handcarried my Ries tripod the 1/2 mile back to the Louvre and Tulieries complex. Luckily, there were no police on this night, and I had two hours at night to shoot at will. I am posting two images printed with engraved photopolymer plates on Rives BFK paper. Persistance pays off.