My very first published image. Was published in Camera35 Photomagazine in 1973.
It was an "image" I created in the darkroom, using :
ten high contrast litho neg's
ten high contrast litho pos's]
these were laid out from one to ten in order first the negatives
in a row.. 1 - 10
the opposites of these were placed below those ten
Now we have two rows labled N 1-10 & P 1-10
If I use N 1 & P 1 together.. as "STENCIL" place them together and hold up to light.. NOTHING CAN BE SEEN
because they are exact opposites of one another.
BUT IF I SHIFT Either row just one position I will end up with this
N1 + P2 THAT "stencil" will allow "some light" to pass..now we arrange the rest of the "stencils" or Masks
each stencil or mask is has two items a N & a P
N-1 + P 2 = Mask #1
N 2 + P 3 = Mask #2
N 3 + P 4 = Mask #3
Ok.. now you understand how the full set of Masks is made
there are Nine complete sets.
each set must be able to be "registered" preciisely in the negative carrier
that must be "built" custom made with two registration pins attached to the negative carrier..
The Purpose. is that when you take that negavtive carrer out of the enlarger and take the old set off and put a new set on.. they MUST line up precisely.. if your off by as much as 1/32 of an inch this will not work
they all must be punched by a NON adjustable punch so that every Litho
has the holes in the exact same p lace to provide PROPER REGISTRATION
NOW if you have followed this explanation this is how the "painted print" is made
Using Mask #1 COLORED LIGHT is passed through that mask to EXPOSE THAT SHEET OF PAPER TO "light' only..
so if I want yellow "paint" to show up on this sheet of paper AFTER processing.. I must use BLLUE light everything must be done
"backwards" for the COLOR you want to see in any particular area.
Using Mask #2 a "different" color is used to add more detail to a different part of the image. etc..
By using the opposite of the color you want.. that is what you must use for color filters to get the result you want.
Here are a few "Before & After examples:
I came back and showed him the print I had made of the museum.. without even saying one word.. he reached into his pocket and wrote and check and handed it to me.. and said.. WowoW.. DO IT OVER! take my car out!
I worked for him for years.. ! Just from that "one" meeting and dialogue.!
Ridgeway Lane Boston Mass. This is or was the very first image of mine that was published in Camera 35. This is or was where I lived. in this alley when I was very young in the second grade.. I moved that summer but will never forget this street or alley..
BOSTON.. I sold how many of these, all over the city.. for big bux.
as a result of doing something totally different (using film) many people were puzzled as to how this technique was accomplsihed.. !!
(GRIN).. .. IT IS AMAZING.. how easy it is to make money with photography!
if you excercise your imagination!