First image from the SunRa Solar Camera. 45 minute exposure from the rooftop of my studio. I did not develop the paper negatives, this is how they came out of the camera. The sun ‘burned’ it’s track into the paper.
sun ra solar camera
Discovering new ways of solargraphy. I created a multi-tele-camera from tubes of different lengths an d different pinhole sizes. Mounted it on a tripod, faced sunwards under right angle . Placed on the roof of my studio, it bears some resemblance of a rocket launcher, and also of some sort of icy dark extrasolar mineral cluster.
I am testing it right now. Keep you posted for the results.
This photo was taken with the Shoebox-pinhole camera. The paper negative was bleached with potassium dichromate/ hydrochloric acid an redeveloped. This created a positive image. #reverseprocess
new borders new territory
Pinhole image from my current exhibition ‘Lucas Kastelijn | Jacques Sonck‘ at WillemTweeFabriek. For this project I roamed the streets of Brussels with local residents and an array of ‘Totem camera’s’. These large pinhole camera’s acted as strange landmarks during the exposure time. We took long journeys trough this fascinating city, walking and by public transport, carrying the camera’s on our backs. This image is 90cm wide. The original paper negative was chemically ‘reversed’ to make a positive image.
betwixed man in liminal state
Another experiment from the Obscuravan/MPL. 130×130 cm on Ilford matte baryta paper.
I used multiple pinholes on this one. One of the first experiments with the ‘reversed process’, where I tried to transform the negative to a positive image. After developing, I bleached the negative with potassium dichromate and sulfuric acid before redeveloping it in normal light.
self portrait as a drowned man
Shot the pit with the MPL . I used expired Ilford paper as negative (30x40cm). Instead of a single pinhole, I used a pinhole sieve. The negative was developed in caffenol, the positive print in regular developer.
A friend, who has a good nose for these things, discovered a dusty & forgotten darkroom in an abandoned building.Most of the equipment was gone, but he found a small shipload of photographic paper. It must have been from the pre-Multigrade era, since most of it was Ilfospeed & Ilfobrom stuff, in different formats. Best thing is that he gave it all to me!
If these papers are still usable, I will have enough for the rest of my life.
So why not kick off with a tryptich paper negative on large format. Three sheets of 30 x 40 cm Ilfospeed grade 3 paper, scanned & inverted in PS
Shot with the MPL