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The cyanotype (with maté) by Carlos Barrantes

  • France
  • 2022
  • es
  • Fr
  • 34'

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.

The cyanotype (with maté) by Carlos Barrantes
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Synopsis

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

Tomorrow I'll decide what's best for this image. It requires patience and time.

Film chapters

summary00:00 Examining transparencies

summary00:05 Setting up in the laboratory

summary10:00 Mixing the ingredients

summary15:00 Emulsify a single sheet of paper

summary20:00 Expose & wash

summary25:00 : Toning with Maté

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Bibliography

• RÉTROSPECTIVE, CARLOS BARRANTES, PHOTOGRAPHE ET TIREUR - éditions Trabucaire ; 2014

• DICTIONNAIRE DES PHOTOGRAPHES ESPAGNOLS DU XIX AU XXIEME SIÈCLE - La Fabrica ; 2014

• UN JOUR PARTONS - Mai-Photographies ; 2014

• PAR DELÀ L’HORIZON - Lunwerg Editores ; 2009 ; édition en espagnol

• MOUVEMENT - Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca ; 1999 ; édition en espagnol