Last week I travelled up to the arrowhead region of Minnesota for a few days, to Grand Marais and the Gunflint Trail, to work on the start of a new personal project.
I’d made the decision some time ago that this series would be printed in gelatin silver, so I’m using Adox MCC 110, the closest replacement paper for Agfa Record Rapid. I love its surface sheen when it’s dry, which isn’t too glossy, and by using Ethol LPD developer I can control the colour of the prints from cool to warm. The film is Ilford Delta processed in PMK Pyro, as usual.
I’ve processed and proofed about half the film I shot and have printed three negatives, yet I’m already excited with how it’s starting to look.
This is a selection of images from new work by Cy DeCosse titled The Midnight Garden. The flowers in this series open at night or early evening. Some of the blooms will die by early morning; some will stay open for a few hours the next day.
Each 21″ x 16″ image is hand printed in platinum-palladium metals onto 30″ x 22″ Magnani Revere paper and in an edition of 30.
I’m continuing to work on Cy’s The Midnight Garden, a series of night blooming flowers printed in platinum. I’ve printed 17 images and have some small adjustments and tweaks to make on a few of them. Once these prints are out of the way and the last image has been edited, the project’s effectively on hold until next spring, when the flowers will start blooming again. I’m using Magnani Revere paper, which I’ve come to love. It’s a heavyweight paper (300gsm) that’s producing good blacks and, so far, no coating problems. 21″ x 16″ image area with a black border on 30″ x 22″ Magnani Revere paper.