Mongolia - The Prints
I've begun printing much of the work from the two Mongolia expeditions with a combination of analog and digital techniques. I'm using a process called platinum/palladium over pigment. The process involves removing the black channel from a color image, then printing the remaining color image on a piece of paper made for platinum/palladium printing. The paper I'm using in Hahnemühle Platinum Rag. I then make a digital negative from the black channel and use that negative to printing palladium on top of the color image. The resulting print is reminiscent of hand colored photographs from the late 1800s and early 1900s, giving them a timeless feel. The colors tend to be soft and muted, compared to reality, and I like that. Some of the images are also being printed as straight platinum/palladium, leaving out the color.