Palladium printing is one of the most beautiful and truly archival photographic processes dating back to the mid 1900’s. Palladium is one of the “noble” metals and is closely related to platinum, also used in printing processes. In this one day workshop Loli Kantor will teach the palladium process from coating the paper with a brush, to exposing the negative to ultraviolet light and developing to clearing the salts. The result is a finished print consisting of pure palladium.
Loli was drawn to palladium prints by their exquisite tonality and the incredible detail in the highlights which is unique to this process. She makes small works from medium format negatives, sometimes using a sequence of images on 11×15 inch paper creating a large negative white space around the images. Loli studied under two master printers, Craig Barber and later David Michael Kennedy, whose techniques she adopted and will teach in the workshop.