The cyanotype (with maté) by Carlos Barrantes
Carlos Barrantes, master of printing and historical processes, takes us step by step through cyanotypes. From his Perpignan laboratory, he carefully explains his preparations and manipulations, giving an artist's perspective on his choices and decisions. Artist and artisan, he is as visually sensitive as the paper he uses is to light. And he sublimates each photograph into a unique print.
What you will find in this film
Carlos Barrantes' laboratory • Cyanotype, a simple but painstaking process • An alternative, historical printing process • Precise dosage of ferricyanide and ammonium citrate to make the emulsion • Sensitize a sheet of Japanese paper to the brush • Insolation by contact under UV lamps • Get a toning effect with Maté tea
00:00 Examining transparencies
00:05 Setting up in the laboratory
10:00 Mixing the ingredients
15:00 Emulsify a single sheet of paper
20:00 Expose & wash
25:00 : Toning with Maté
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