This workshop draws from the very beginnings of Photography on paper, from the early experiments before 1839 to the “Photogenic Drawings” of William Henry Fox Talbot, and the later advancements in the process.
The salted paper print is the precursor to what is considered modern traditional photography. Paired with the calotype paper negative, the salted paper process was the first process to use negatives to create multiple prints of the same image.
Students will dive right in, making photograms on plain salted paper, then work their way up into gelatin-sized and toned prints, while looking at the many variations in formulae along the way. We will also discuss how to create the ideal negative, capable of showing the beauty of this wonderful technique.