When in Berlin, I’m often drawn to Louis Tuaillon’s bronze statue of the Amazon. It is situated in-between the Altes and the Neues museums. Perhaps it has something to do with its composure and austerity, providing an antidote to the Baroques sculptures that adorn the area? …

So I was interested to see how the Ilford Master Printer, Andrew Sanderson, would interpret my image of the Amazon at our recent workshop. He elected to translate the negative into a paper negative and to print it on Ilford Multigrade Art 300 paper so as to reflect the paper grain into the final image.

Tuaillon’s Amazon; Photographed by Tony Cearns on Ilford XP2; Printed by Andrew Sanderson using a paper negative technique onto Ilford Art 300; Scanned from Print

This technique is very expressive. I feel privileged to have helped Andrew in this process that has taken him many years to perfect.

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