Contact Photo: Q&A with printer Bob Carnie

Our 2016 Contact Photo Festival feature is photographer Monica Glitz.

Monica will be showcasing her works from her Ancient Splendor series that documents UNESCO World Heritage sites. Each print featured in the show will be made using alternative printmaking processes.

Below is a Q&A with Bob Carnie who printed Monica’s collection.

April 22 – May 31 | Opening April 28

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Why platinum palladium and tri-colour?

We have chosen these two processes as they have the look, texture and feeling of work done in the very beginning of photographic printmaking. These images are of historically significant subjects that have been preserved, but also worn down by time. Contemporary prints cannot give us the colour palette and physical sense that these two processes offer. In both cases the paper is arches platine, which is produced in France and has been offered for over three hundred years.The noble metal of platinum palladium sinks into the very fabric of this paper and any resulting pigment is layered on top for an exquisite image.

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