Best wishes 2022
Salt prints on cotton rag
Man Ray Has always been inspiration and I really enjoy Steven Manford’s Instagram account @manfordmanray dedicated to the artist. Through some those Instagram posts I discovered that Man Ray created new Years wishes in his darkroom for his friends.
Inspired by this and by the idea that I have the feeling that the last years I did not invest enough time in my friends I created a series of prints to send out to my friends. Don’t feel offended if you did not receive one, only a few really came out the way I wanted them to be or I did not have your post address. PM me your address and Next year I will send you a card 😉
The ‘Best Wishes 2022’ were created with the salt print process. This is one of oldest processes to print photographs from a negative. It was used in the 19° century and early 20° century to print photographs mainly from wet collodion glass plate negatives.
I created a 21° century digital negative from a scan of a 120mm negative that was deconstructed with chemicals. This negative was used to create salt prints @fotoatelierdezilverbeek .