Today I nipped out to the Leicester Lo-Fi salt printing workshop and snapped a few pictures of the process.
Leicester Lo-Fi are a group who celebrate and practice traditional forms of photography such as cyanotypes, solargrams, traditional darkroom processes and alternative printing methods. They have a community darkroom in the city and run workshops and courses to spread the Lo-Fi word.
Today’s course showed people how to prepare the paper by brushing on the necessary chemicals, and then contact printing an image, exposing the paper outside in daylight.
Results were mixed, both on the course and my attempts to capture it. As I expected it to be dark in classroom, I shot the event using Kodak Tri-X, pushed to 1600, meaning huge contrast and plenty of grain. As usual, my processing and scanning were rushed and unsatisfactory.
Anyway, pictures resulted and here they are…
Leica M6, Summicron-M 35mm ASPH, Kodak Tri-X 400 shot at 1600, Ilfotec HC at 1:15 for 7 minutes. Scanned at home (Hate it)
My previous rolls in the project are HERE.