Service Spotlight: Lith Prints from Digital File

 

Brendan Meadows

Image courtesy – Brendan Meadows

 

Now for something entirely different.

This image is a manipulated digital image, the file has been outputted to Ilford Ortho Film Using our Durst Lambda we inverted the file, flipped horizontal and imaged to 16 x 21 inches on the film using a combination of Red, Green and Blue laser light.

The film was then processed in the dark room in super oversized trays using HC110 developer, then stop then fix and wash as normal. The film is real film like that you would put in ones camera, except its the size of the final print. This film is then placed on silver gelatin paper and with a large sheet of glass a contact exposure is made and using the Lith Process the resulting image is obtained after the full Ilford Archival process and Selenium toning.

This process opens many doors for photographers who do not have the space or expertise to operate an enlarger, and or may have never made a film negative in years. This process will work with any digital file and is exceptionally perfect for silver contact print

 

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Call For Submissions: Emergence

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Emergence

December 1-January 8 2018 | Opening December 7 2017 6-9pm

The Connections Gallery is seeking submissions for our annual Emergence photography group show in December 2017. This nine person group show showcases artists who are new to the gallery or have new work.

Four artists will be chosen by a jury to exhibit their work in Montreal in Spring 2018.

This show will also be advertised in the Winter issue of Canadian Art.

 

Submission guidelines

If interested please submit the following

4-5 JPEGS

Layout proposal

Printing and framing proposal

Fees Per Artist

Space rental/marketing/reception- $460

 

Spots are booked on a first come first served basis.

Contact: carissa@alternativephotoservices.com

Culture Days at 1840 Danforth!

 

Alternative Photo Printmaking Demos and Vintage Portraits

October 1st and 2nd

10am-5pm


Watch a demo for historical printing processes platinum palladium and multiple gum over. Then have your portrait taken with a vintage camera!

Bob Carnie, master printer will briefly present the various steps involved and show you one part of the process.
Photographer Aurélien Muller will be combining the tech of a 21st century digital camera with a 19th century camera to take your portrait, creating an accumulative pop up portrait show in the gallery.

Demonstrations are 45 minutes long and will start on the hour from 10am with the last demo starting at 4pm
Portraits will be ongoing from 10am-5pm

Activities are the same for both days.

Please call or email to book your slot!

carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca  416.778.6969

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Intersection: Quebec and Ontario

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Intersection brings together two photographers from Quebec and two from Ontario. This show is the culmination of our relationship with galleries and artists in Quebec. It is one of many shows to come that involve bringing artists from other cities, expanding our network as well as that of those involved.

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Intersection: Philip Jessup

September 23-October 31

Opening September 23 6pm-9pm | Artist demos and talks September 24

Intersection is a four-person photographic exhibition with two artists from Ontario and two from Quebec. This bringing together of artists from the two provinces aims to expose each artist to a new photographic community.

Ginette Clément | Claude Dagenais | Raul Rincon | Philip Jessup

Philip Jessup

Atoll: The Sky Above, Lagoon Below

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LOW TIDE OCEANSIDE, LAURA ISLAND, MAJURO ATOLL (2015)

Where are you from and what attracts you to colour?

I grew up in Washington D.C. For me Washington wasn’t so much a city of monuments as a cluster of villages surrounded by forests and streams. Living with my divorced mother as a rebellious teenager, I often drifted into Glover Archbold Park, a sliver of green that stretches north-south more than two miles from Cathedral Heights to the Potomac River. The city’s woods offered secluded hollows of serenity, a powerful salve in my life at that time.

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Call for Submissions: Alternative Photo Revolution

 

 

Print
What
Alternative Photo Revolution
 
When
March, April, May 2017
 
Where
We are putting a travelling show together that will exhibit in three cities: First Washington DC and New Orleans (March/April  2017) as pop up shows, then back to the Dylan Ellis Gallery in Toronto for the Contact Photo Festival in May 2017.
As you may know our Lambda is back up in operation, which means specific quality film being available for many alternative print options that Bob specializes in. Contact print in Silver Gelatin, Lith Silver Gelatin, Solarization Silver Gelatin, Contact Platinum Palladiums, Contact Duotones of pigment over Palladium, and of course Tri Colour Pigment over Palladium.
Our last two fantastic Contact shows were incredible successes, with Rita Leistner leading the way in 2015 followed this year with Monica Glitz.
Both bodies of work were in tri color pigment over palladium and were excellent examples of what great photography can be.
The idea is to create a large show from photographers from any location willing to work with Bob and create up to two images each of your best work. Whether its colour pigment, silver gelatin or expressive lith prints we will make the decision together and create a one of a kind print that you can be proud of.
Time Line
Now until January production of work. We have already accepted submissions and will be continuing to do so on a rolling basis
March 28th- Glen Echo Park, Maryland
March 31-April 1- Ace Hotel New Orleans
May 15 2017-June 17 2017 – Two weeks during the Contact Photo Festival
Cost
$725 plus GST – per image submitted – two prints maximum per show
What you get
1. Time with Bob – editing work and finalizing files for negative output
2. Negative out-put  up to 16×20 digital negative for alt process
3. 16 x20 contact print – You and Bob decide what process and look that you want to go for
4. 20 x24 Presentation Matt
5. Social media and marketing of your work
6. All shipping and three show opening costs
7. Three venues that show your work to a new marketplace
8. Show listing in Contact Magazine and Slate.
*We will be taking 30% commission on all sales*
If you are interested, please send Carissa a portfolio up to 10 images
carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca

Service Spotlight: Lambda

 

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What does the Lambda do and why is this service so exciting for photographers? 

We just set back up our Durst Lambda to operational status, but at the same time threw out the wet colour RA4 process. For us the gamut and options for inkjet printing far out step dye coupler prints. We use the lambda to produce direct silver gelatin prints from any source digital or film. In fact little known fact is that my company was the first company world wide to produce digital silver gelatin prints in 2002 four years before the big 5 labs in the world started offering the service.

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