Salt print of one of the many great pictures from @monique2211
After many experiments I finally found a paper that matched my needs for this technique of photo-printing… the Arches Platine 310gr. But as the paper comes in a dimension of 50x65cm I have to cut it in smaller pieces. My favourite dimension is 24x32cm so, after cutting the sheet, I always end up with a smaller piece that is perfect to do some experiments
This time I wanted to experiment with a contrast-rich picture, square and somewhat abstract… typically something I would find in the portfolio of @monique2211 In case you wonder, yes, she gave me permission to use her picture. Although I have to admit I asked permission after I printed the picture Thanks Monique!
So here is the end result. The print itself is 9x9cm, the sheet +/- 12x28cm. I discovered that the rich brown colour is fantastic on paper, but very difficult to scan… I will have to calibrate my scanner because the end-result is by far better than this image
What I find great about this technique is that the result is always unique. You can’t make 2 identical salt prints as there are too many different variables : the amount and quality of salt, the amount and quality of silver nitrate, the exposition time to the sun (cloudy or not), the quality of the paper… you should see how many disasters I created before mastering the technique