‘Salt & silver’ #1 - 2018. Marc Christmas
‘Salt and Silver’
Salted paper print.
By Marc Christmas Photographer and visual artist.
Limited edition 1/5
These selected salt prints are taken from two handmade artist folios
of his work.
Beyond the whisper of the tree. 2018. Folkestone. On going.
The other side of the sky. 2017. Romney Marsh. On going.
These photographs are made using a wooden field camera similar to
those used in the 19th Century. The “paper negative” and the “salt
print” were the earliest forms of photography pioneered by William
Henry Fox Talbot in 1839.
The preparation for making a salt print involves floating paper on a
sodium chloride solution (salt) and then coating it with a solution of
silver nitrate to produce light-sensitive silver chloride. Exposure of
the sensitised paper to sunlight, in contact with a paper negative
held in a frame, results in the emergence of a visible image without
the need for subsequent development. This 'printed-out' image is then
fixed, gold toned and waxed. Each image is unique and is the result of
a lengthy process and crafted over a number of days producing this
specific aesthetic: a soft, luxurious effect that remains particular
to this photographic process.
Dimensions: 34cm x 29cm
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