Rediscovering The Collotype Process – 2 Months On

Here is an update about my findings and working methods after 2 months of working on re-creating a user-friendly version of the collotype process. Highlights Firstly, in order to tackle the problem of not being able to achieve white highlights, I created an unsensitised plate (simply a gelatine and water solution poured onto resin-coated photographicContinue reading “Rediscovering The Collotype Process – 2 Months On”

Defining Standard Recipes For Carbon Transfer Tissue Glop Using Das (Diazidostilbene)

After some time using Das as a sensitiser for the carbon transfer printing process, and now more recently for collotype I thought it might be useful to share my experiences with others, with the idea of eventually producing a complete video tutorial that would allow a complete newcomer to the process to be able toContinue reading “Defining Standard Recipes For Carbon Transfer Tissue Glop Using Das (Diazidostilbene)”

The Lost Art of the Halftone Screen

If you’ve ever found yourself staring at the cereal box too long, or have walked past a billboard advert at eye level, you may have wondered how, or why it was that the images were made up of tiny dots, that would normally be invisible to the naked eye when viewed from afar. If onContinue reading “The Lost Art of the Halftone Screen”

The First Man To Know Nothing

17/05/19 Various historical figures have been cited as the last to know everything, that is, they were sufficiently intelligent to have read and understood the relatively small amount of published books at a time when science was a relatively confined field.  Compared to today, the total sum of knowledge in all academic areas was soContinue reading “The First Man To Know Nothing”

Millennials On Mars

We have a poem here, it’s called Millennials on Mars.  And uh, it was inspired…it was inspired by, some millennials on mars. So I wanna give credit where credit is due…. A bat done spread a virus called sars,And millennials are on mars,The vaccine left a billion scars,Millennials on mars, I can’t afford a self-drivingContinue reading “Millennials On Mars”

Moral History – Part 3

Link to Moral History Part 1 Link to Moral History Part 2 Final Thoughts Stories are motivators and perspective-influencers that enable us to behave in certain ways in order to achieve particular goals.  Like the main character in the film Memento, we concoct believable stories that ultimately determine our actions, irrespective of what the objectiveContinue reading “Moral History – Part 3”

Just A Scratch

Recently I made the time to return to one of my early ideas which was to create negatives by removing some sort of black coating (paint, pigmented gelatine) from a film base, by brushing with hot water for example. This time though, I exposed sheets of photographic film to the light and then developed themContinue reading “Just A Scratch”