Tate Modern


Print on Ilford Multigrade Warmtone Fibre, 2nd-pass lith development.

Original print processed conventionally on Ilford Warmtone Multigrade FB, selenium toned, then bleached in ferricyanide and redeveloped in Ansco 70 lith developer. Ilford Warmtone is a paper that does not lith well directly, but this 2nd-pass lith method produces some interesting effects.

Some density loss compared to original, but the print was a bit dark anyway so this worked reasonably well. The selenium toning prevents the bleaching of the silver in those areas where the toner has coated the grains. The bleached print still had a strong brown colour in those areas.The colour differentiation (similar to a split-toned effect) was much more noticeable in the wash but disappeared on drying.

The original negative was 35mm, on Ilford Delta 3200 film.

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