Siderotype Report 1, January 2009

by Mike Ware

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The ‘collection’ is all the downloads together – that means five files: Making Digital Negatives, the 100 step test negative (.tif file), Siderotype Report 1, Siderotype Quarterly 1, and the short (1.5 minute) Quicktime film Coating Paper with a Glass Rod with Mike Ware.


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An e-journal dedicated to furthering good practice and understanding in the area of iron-based photographic printing and related issues.This is delivered as an instant download in PDF format, and includes a gratis copy of its predecessor, the original ‘SidQ’ released in 2006.


About Mike Ware

Dr Mike Ware graduated in chemistry at the University of Oxford, where he subsequently obtained his doctorate in molecular spectroscopic research. Following an academic career at the University of Manchester, he is now independently committed to studying the science, history, art and conservation of alternative photographic processes. His research on printing in noble metals was recognised by the award of the Hood Medal of the Royal Photographic Society, and the Richard Farrand Memorial Award of the British Institute of Professional Photographers.

He consults for the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, England, and has supervised postgraduate research at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art, and at the University of Derby.

His researches on improving historic alternative processes, such as the platinotype, cyanotype, chrysotype and argyrotype, are published in both the scientific and popular literature. His studies of early photography have appeared in the academic periodical, History of Photography. The conservation of the first photographs on paper by Henry Talbot is the subject of his book ‘Mechanisms of Image Deterioration in Early Photographs’ and the process invented by Sir John Herschel is the subject of his book ‘Cyanotype: the History, Science and Art of photographic printing in Prussian Blue’.

By way of a counterbalance to scholarly activity, he has exhibited his personal photographic work in galleries in Europe and the USA, and has appeared on BBC Televison in the Open University series ‘The Chemistry of Creativity’.

Read the Mike Ware interview.

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