china shipping

by clivevfrance

China 1



The Sabattier effect, sometimes wrongly described as solarization, is achieved by exposing an already exposed print to further light while it is in the developer. For these three prints from the same 6×6 negative, I used a a few-second exposure with a 15-watt bulb. The print is “snatched” from the developer when it looks OK and immediately plonked in the stop bath, in a similar manner to lith printing. It’s certainly not an exact science, but the method can throw up some interesting images. Two of these were then toned with a bottled red toner that acts more like a dye and so can be washed out. Click on images to enlarge.