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The 4x5 Project Diary

In 2021 the 4x5 project started from the desire to make unique pieces of art by photographing with a 4x5 camera on different photographic media.
I post here irregularly because I simply forget due to being busy with making photographs. ;-)
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I shot a paper negative yesterday and made a simple contact print from it. I used a glass plate on an acrylic one and a neodymium covered light bulb and it worked great. Exposure was round about one ...

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Right now I am in the process to shoot some dry plates in 4x5. If you do not know what this is, these are glass plates covered with a photographic emulsion. Like photographic paper just on glass.

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I refined the concentrations and times for the chemistry. This is not set in stone and you can and should experiment with it but it will give you great results with the tapwater and developer I am using.

Let's ...

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I just updated the last blog entry for the process. I found some things out and could shorten some washing times.

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As promised on Instagram, I want to write down the process for photographing on photographic paper and develop it as a paper positive.

Right now this process works best with Ilford Multigrade ...

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