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Gold prints

My salt printing has come to an abrupt stop. The prices of noble metals such as gold, palladium and platinum has gone sky-high and without a noble metal toner, I’m not sure how to get the tone that I like from salt prints. And of course it’s not just about the tone. It’s about the stability of the print.

Noble metal toners are not available in the UK anymore and it seems that Tetenal has stopped making gold toner altogether. I have looked into making toner from gold chloride and from palladium, but the prices are silly. So I will have to wait until prices become more reasonable. Might be a long wait, I’m thinking given current events in the world … So I thought I would look at some pictures that use gold in one way or another.

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Only in England

Only in England – Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr, curated by Martin Parr.

“Only in England”, the exhibition of Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr photographs at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool was a real treat but perhaps not for the reasons that I had anticipated.

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