Workshop: Platinum Printing with Carl Weese, Center for Alternative Photography, NY

Platinum Printing with Carl Weese

Date: November 23rd & 24th | Saturday & Sunday
Time: 10:00am-6:00pm
Location: 36 East 30th Street New York, NY 10016
Price: $395 + $100 materials fee | Members: $355.50 + $100 materials fee

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In this course, participants will learn to make photographs by direct contact printing in Platinum/Palladium using a coherent, unified approach from selecting a subject to making the final print. The platinum print boasts a wider, more delicate tonal range, and superior stability and longevity than most other processes, which remains true today. Platinum printing was a prevalent process during the pictorialist movement, and practiced by such notable photographers as Alvin Langdon Coburn, Clarence Hudson White, Edward Weston, and Irving Penn. The rich tonal expression, consistency, and detail from highlight to shadow in the platinum print have made it an eduring process among art photographers from in 19th & 20th centuries to the present.

This introductory workshop will give an overview of the process beginning with the visualization of pictures for the platinum process, exposure and development to create a suitable negative and the procedures for hand coating, exposing and processing platinum prints. Participants will follow the entire process from subject selection to creation of their own final prints. Students will finish the weekend with a basic understanding and experience of the process, ready to improve their skills through practice on their own or in later workshops.

Instructor Biography:
Carl Weese was born in 1949 and grew up in New Jersey. From 1972 to the present, Weese has worked as a freelance photo-illustrator for editorial and corporate clients. His personal photographs have been widely exhibited in group and one-person shows and he is represented by galleries in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Washington and Virginia. He is co-author of the 1998 book The New Platinum Print, an instruction manual on modern approaches to the classic platinum/palladium photographic printing process.