Photographic printed image created with BW Betts ‘Chromoscope’. Betts lived in Auckland in the 1880s, and created the Chromoscope as part of his investigation into the Science of Representation.
Using a recreation of the machine, I have made a series of images in the darkroom, working with candle-light directly on to photographic paper.
This print is a digital print of the process, printed on high quality cotton rag paper with light fast aqueous ink. The resulting print is matte, with lustrous deep colour. See below for more information on the paper and ink.
I am offering this print in two sizes: 400mm X 400mm and 800mm X 800mm
Ilford Galerie Gold Cotton Smooth
GALERIE Prestige Gold Cotton papers lead the way for professional fine art printing. With a textured and smooth offering, these mould made, 100% cotton rag papers have been crafted specifically to meet the needs of fine art photographers who want the confidence that the media they use will deliver accurate and dynamic results time after time. With no optical brighteners and the longevity and image stability required for the very best in fine art printing, Gold Cotton Smooth is the perfect choice for crisp detai. These additions to the Prestige line-up meet the exacting standards required to receive the ‘Gold’ moniker and feature surfaces that can stand up to any artistic vision while ensuring vivid, archival-quality image rendition for portfolios, prints-for-sale, as well as gallery and museum-quality prints.
Epson UltraChrome High Dynamic Range (HDR) ink
UltraChrome High Dynamic Range (HDR) ink is an expansion of Epson’s famous K3 family. Using aqueous (water based) all-pigment ink technology, the K3 series produces prints which dry quickly to become water and scratch resistant with an incredible colour gamut and Dmax. The printer automatically switches between Matte and Photo Black to suit the gloss levels on different media types. It mixes the base black with light and light-light black ink to provide the maximum possible tonal range with a neutral grey, excellent balance, reduce bronzing and no colorcasts/colour twist. Colour is stable in just 30 minutes and can remain lightfast for up to 300 years or longer*. HDR ink uses improved Microcrystal Encapsulation™ Technology for a reduced gloss differential and more consistent colour under different lighting conditions. It also extends the gamut range with Vivid Magenta for brighter blues and pinks, Orange for fine facial tones and lighting effects, as well as Green for superior landscape and environmental imaging. Used together the inks provide for an incredible 98% coverage of the Pantone® pallet.