Platinum and palladiums

Preparation & use for Siderotypes: Cyanotype, Vandyke Brown, Argyrotype, Ziatype, and the silver halide process of B&W silver gelatin v.1.5

The Special Edition Art Project was created to afford photographers and artists practical access to the creation of wet-processed photographic prints. This photographic processes user guide focusses instruction on classic B&W silver gelatin printmaking as well as the historic light-sensitive iron based Siderotypes processes of Cyanotype (iron), Vandyke Brownprint, aka VDB, (silver / gold), Argyrotype (silver / gold), and Ziatype (palladium … Read more

Siderotype Paper Survey: Cyanotype, Vandyke Brownprint, Ziatype v1.0

This detailed paper survey is the Special Edition Art Project effort to document how papers behave when paired with historic Siderotype processes used in our coastal California working environment. The Siderotype processes Cyanotype (iron), Vandyke Brownprint (silver) aka VDB, and Ziatype (palladium / gold / tungsten / platinum) are the focus of this survey, creating an assessment of a paper’s … Read more

The palladium and platinum salts, Part 3: The Recipes and Bibliography

Jean-Claude Mougin shares his text on Palladium in 3 parts, Part 1: The Object, Part 2: The Technique and Part 3: The Recipes and Bibliography (this article). Writer and photography / Jean-Claude Mougin Read the previous article The palladium and platinum salts, Part 2: The Technique WARNING The Platino-Palladiotype process involves chemicals which should be regarded as potentially harmful. It … Read more

Palladium mougin

The palladium and platinum salts, Part 2: The Technique

Jean-Claude Mougin shares his text on Palladium in 3 parts, The palladium and platinum salts, Part 1: The Object, Part 2: The Technique (this article) and The palladium and platinum salts, Part 3: The Recipes and Bibliography (coming soon). Writer and photography / Jean-Claude Mougin Read the previous article The palladium and platinum salts, Part 1: The Object Note from … Read more

Palladium mougin

The palladium and platinum salts – Part 1: The Object

Jean-Claude Mougin shares his text on Palladium in 3 parts, The palladium and platinum salts, Part 1: The Object (this article), The palladium and platinum salts, Part 2: The Technique and Part 3: The Recipes and Bibliography. Writer and photography / Jean-Claude Mougin The substance of art is not substance The matter of art is not matter The subject of … Read more

Palladium triplet by Roger Kockaerts

Roger Kockaerts makes Palladium triplets: The World of Random Nucleation

Roger Kockaerts explains his way of working with Palladium prints to create his beautiful abstract prints. Writer and photography / Roger Kockaerts The different chemical baths used in photography are mostly constituted by dry crystals of different chemical origin diluted in water in order to obtain a colorless liquid. These transparent baths offer a rather monotonous vision in their plastic … Read more

Sarah van Keuren

A Non-Silver Manual: Palladium

The chapter called “Palladium” of Sarah Van Keuren’s book “A Non-Silver Manual: Cyanotype, Vandyke Brown, Palladium & Gum Bichromate with instructions for making light-resists including pinhole photography”.