In preparation to my upcoming workshop in FFM I returned to the developer tray in my darkroom. On the menu today: 2 cents, 5 cents, 20 cents, fingertips and developer. Counting up to 10 minutes two coins were pressed with my fingertips onto the sensitive side of photographic paper directly in the developer tray.
In another experiment that will be revealed tomorrow, a copper engraving of London was exposed to sunlight for a day, and is now resting nicely wrapped and – hopefully exposing its image – in the shade of two sheets of photographic paper.
Another series of experiments using the little water mister. With an exposure time of 1 hour focusing the ever ascending mist into the sunlight, several layers of photographic paper ( I mounted 2 x 4 sheets on top of each other at the back of the pinhole camera), revealed after processing the imagery below.
In my latest series of experiments to reveal the odic negative I used a tiny fog machine or rather a water mister. Through a continuously ascending and descending layer of fog the environment got caught slowly by a medium sized pinhole camera, loaded with photographic paper.
The scanned result of the 30 minutes long odic exposure leaves me with a strange sensation of an infamous 19th century fairytale castle somewhere in the south of germany..
Several 35mm film roll containers were easily converted to pinhole cameras, loaded with a tiny snippet of photographic paper, and finally injected – through the help of several syringes and lots of patience – with differently contaminated liquids that I found in the huge repertoire of chemicals and experiments of the Laboratory.
Deep-frozen over night, the tiny cameras exposed their glacial contents through the spot light of a traditional photographic enlarger for about 10 minutes.
Water, contaminated with cpu’s
Below are the first two subtle fingerprints (at least without any uninvited guests!) of todays 45 minutes condensation experiments described in an earlier post. The first airy exposure faces towards the wall, the second the window front.