safakoncu asked: Hello, thanks for sharing all these valuable information with us. I just want to know how do you fix your paper on the blue film you use (looks like x-ray film to me) and how do you remove after print is done. Thanks again…
I make my negatives using Pictorico Ultra Premium OHP Transparency Film printed on an Epson 1400 printer. I use cyanotype for the first layer which develops in water; followed by an emulsion of gum arabic, pigment and ammonium dichromate for the subsequent layers. Hope this helps. Tony
Tony Gonzalez is an artist currently living in New York City. He received his BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art and his MFA from Yale University. In addition to working as a fine art photographer, Gonzalez has taught photography for 30 years including at The Cooper Union, Pratt Institute and New York University. Since 2002, Gonzalez has been teaching full-time at Queens College, CUNY and is currently a Tenured Professor and Deputy Chair of the Photography & Imaging program. Gonzalez is a contributing author for The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, Second Edition and Third Edition by Christopher James and is featured most recently in the news book Gum Printing, A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice by Christina Z. Anderson and Alternate Processes in Photography by Brian Arnold.
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