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Carlos Barrantes
Platinum-Palladium printing

  • France
  • es
  • en
  • 27'
Platinum-Palladium printing by Carlos Barrantes


Carlos Barrantes, a master of printing and historical processes, gives us a step-by-step guide to platinum/palladium printing. In his laboratory in Perpignan, he carefully explains his preparations and manipulations, giving an artist's perspective on his choices and decisions. As a craftsman, he is as visually sensitive as the sheets he uses are to light. And he sublimates each photograph into a unique print.

What you will find in this film

Carlos Barrantes' laboratory • Platinum/palladium, a demanding process • An alternative and historical printing process • Precise dosing of chemical components • Sensitizing a sheet of paper with a brush • Insulating by contact under UV lamps • The most stable printing process over time

The softness, the almost carnal part of the process attracted me.”

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Further exploration





• UN JOUR PARTONS - Mai-Photographies ; 2014

• PAR DELÀ L’HORIZON - Lunwerg Editores ; 2009 ; edition in spanish

• MOUVEMENT - Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca ; 1999 ; edition in spanish

Site of Carlos Barrantes - Artist

 Site of Carlos Barrantes - Artisan

Interview with Carlos Barrantes - Galerie-Photo Article