The Art of Platinum Printing
Platinum printing has long been recognised as one of the most exquisite photographic printing techniques. Prints created by hand using this process are not only…
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Rowing Home the Schoof-Stuff Peter Henry Emerson (British, born Cuba, 1856–1936) Platinum Print Emerson immersed himself in the culture of East Anglia, featuring the marshy coastal region northeast of London in more than half a dozen photographically illustrated books during his ten-year photographic career
The Flatiron Edward J. Steichen Gum over Platinum 1905 Steichen added color to the platinum photograph that forms the foundation of this print using layers of pigment suspended in a light-sensitive solution of gum arabic and potassium bichromate. Together with two variant prints in other colors, also in the Museum's collection, The Flatiron is the quintessential study of twilight
Rebecca, New York Paul Strand Platinum/Palladium Print 1923 This exceptionally open, intimate portrait of Rebecca Strand is one of more than a hundred that Paul Strand made of his wife between 1920 and 1932. The series was so strongly influenced by Alfred Stieglitz's celebrated extended portrait of his wife, Georgia O'Keeffe, that Strand's parallel project, pursued in close contact with his friend and mentor, may be considered an implicit act of homage
Georgia O'Keeffe Alfred Stieglitz Platinum Print 1918 "Stieglitz photographed me first at his gallery "291" in the spring of 1917. … My hands had always been admired since I was a little girl—but I never thought much about it. He wanted head and hands and arms on a pillow—in many different positions
By Irving Penn, 1950, Cocoa-Colored Balenciaga Dress (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Paris, National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Mainbocher Corset, Paris,Horst P Horst, August 1939, Platinum/Palladium Print The image "was created by emotion," Horst recalled. "It was the last photo I took in Paris before the war. I left the studio at 4.00 a.m., went back to the house, picked up my bags and caught the 7.00 a.m. train to Le Havre to board the Normandie.... The photograph is peculiar -- for me. While I was taking it, I was thinking of all that I was leaving behind.