tiles and lumen prints

i have been making lumen prints for a while now they are created by putting things onto a piece of photo paper and leaving it in the sun.  the sun makes a photogram or prints a negative or both.
i have made these lumen prints with cameras as well, leaving the camera open for an extended period of time, sometimes 3/4 an hour, sometimes 6 or 7 hours.   sometimes i even use cameras i made by hand, the largest camera i have made was 12×16″, i have sold a few too.

recently i started to coat plates with photo emulsion again.  i did this years ago as a student, but i made darkroom or in camera exposures to be
developed out using developer, and traditional darkroom chemistry.

two of them looked like this:

 

from glass plate

lumen plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lumen plate

exposed in a cyclone #5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a few days ago i decided to use some water color paper/ velum i have coated with a few layers of photo emulsion.  like with the plates
the emulsion was old, expired and given to me by a friend  ( thanks winger ! )   i put a clipping from the

flowering forsythia bush on the paper
and left it in the sun for an hour, or hour and a half.  i scanned what i could of the image and inverted it in photoshop and the image looked like this:

 

 

forsythia

1-1.5 hour exposure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i replicated it a few times and made some tiles:

 

tile

photoshop duplicated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

most of the images you find here are available on imagekind printed on paper, or canvas.

 

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