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

Writer and photography / Jean-Claude Mougin 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). Read the previous article Part 2: The Technique WARNING The Platino-Palladiotype process involves chemicals which should be regarded as potentially harmful. It is the responsibility of everyone … Read more

Palladium mougin

The palladium and platinum salts, Part 2: The Technique

Writer and photography / Jean-Claude Mougin Jean-Claude Mougin shares his text on Palladium in 3 parts, Part 1: The Object, Part 2: The Technique (this article) and Part 3: The Recipes and Bibliography (coming soon). Read the previous article Part 1: The Object Note from the author: the ✌, sign refers to a personal interpretation of the technique discussed. 1. … Read more

Palladium triplet by Roger Kockaerts

Roger Kockaerts makes Palladium triplets: The World of Random Nucleation

Writer and photography / Roger Kockaerts Roger Kockaerts explains his way of working with Palladium prints to create his beautiful abstract prints. 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”.