Saturday, March 2, 2024

Epson P800 Inks, So Bloody Expensive!

Gosh I just paid $680 CAD for a set of inks for my Epson P800. So expensive but I needed the inks so I can make more digital negs for Platinum-Palladium and Salt printing. I was going to buy the cheaper copycat inks that supposedly work but was afraid to. So got the real thing. Hope this leads to some good strong digital negs and some outstanding prints.

Note* There is now a P900 printer. Will have to buy that in a few years as well!

We Are All One

Nations, religions, races, genders, languages, money and cultures, all divide. We are the same, we are all one, we are all equal, we all share a common humanity.

Friday, March 1, 2024

Quote: Carl Sagan (Harvard Professor, Scientist)

 

Getting Ready To Shoot!

Wet plate season is fast approaching. Am sunning and filtering my silver! I should be on the road in early May, working on AMBROTOS KANATA.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Salt Print, Photo Story and Video Link: Young Girl Waiting

Un waxed salt print. Calcium Chloride 2%, Silver Nitrate 15%, Hahnemuhle Platinum Rag Fine Art Paper 

8 ply mat 

Young girl waiting for her mother to finish working in the dump,THE FAMILIES OF THE DUMP, Mae Sot, Thailand, 2016

She sat in a shelter on the edge of the dump. I was on my way to some homes in a far corner of the garbage. I was carrying 2 bags of food, including heavy rice. Eager to get rid of the weight, that was pulling me down in the oppressive heat, I almost walked by her. Instead I walked the distance to the shelter and made a series of photos with my Rolleiflex. 

The girl looked so sickly. I gave her a donated Barbie doll and some donated pink boots. All the children we gave toys to would laugh with joy but this girl just stared back at me wit the same distressed expression. Years later in 2022 I learned that she had survived. I have her name in a video, need to find it.

Her mom and pink boots

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Salt Print, Photo Story and Video Link: Win Brothers

Un waxed salt print. Calcium Chloride 2%, Silver Nitrate 15%, Citric Acid, Hahnemuhle Platinum Rag Fine Paper

8 ply mat 

Win brothers in dump shack, THE FAMILIES OF THE DUMP, Mae Sot, Thailand, 2013

I have photographed the Win brothers, their  3 sisters and mom and dad for a decade 2013-2022. Their mother had been sickly for many years and passed away during Covid. They are soft spoken, hard working young men, like the rest of their family.

Lay-Auh (one of the brothers) working the garbage 2017


Monday, February 26, 2024

Quote: Unknown

 

It is Just, Figuring Stuff Out

AMBROTOS KANATA, my cross Canada wet plate project, is a lot of this.

Salt Print: Khun Anapon in Front of His Home With Flower, 2018

Un waxed salt print. Calcium Chloride 2%, Silver Nitrate 15%, Citric Acid, Bergger COT 320

8 ply mat 

Khun Anapon in front of his home with flower, THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE INDER THE FREEWAY, Klong Toey Slum, Bangkok, Thailand, 2018

Khun Anapon had found the flower and decorated the entrance to his one room home with it.

Salt Print: Dump Homes and Dogs, 2017

Un waxed salt print. Calcium Chloride 2%, Silver Nitrate 15%, Citric Acid, Bergger COT 320

8 ply mat board.

Dump homes and dogs, THE FAMILIES OF THE DUMP, Mae Sot, 2017

The dogs can be wild and bite, these were timid. I had to move very slowly while setting up my 5x7 camera and large tripod.