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The Platino-Chrome by Carlos Barrantes

  • France
  • es
  • en
  • 28'
The Platino-Chrome by Carlos Barrantes


From his workshop in Perpignan, France, Carlos Barrantes is not just preserving ancient photographic techniques; he is reinventing them with the precision of a master jeweler. This third installment in our series dedicated to his craft immerses us in the world of Platinochromie, an innovative method that combines color digital printing with platinum-palladium printing, resulting in creations of remarkable depth and longevity. This film pays tribute to Barrantes' pursuit of excellence, skillfully blending modern technology with 19th-century printing processes, celebrating a craftsmanship that stands the test of time.

What you will find in this film

Carlos Barrantes' laboratory • Platinochromy, a demanding process • An alternative and historic printing process • The use of the printer in the creation of the countertype • Precise dosing of chemical components • Sensitising a sheet of paper with a brush • Insulating by contact under UV lamps

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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