From: Alexander Stockwell (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Feb 02 2006 - 17:44:39 PST
I took a class on handmade emulsions with Robert Schaller
(www.robertschaller.net) up in Boulder, CO and I think we used the same
"Silver Gelatin" text or one similar. It was very informative and
hands-on, I had a great time.
I don't know if he still runs the seminar but you can check out
www.handmadefilm.org, there's a bunch of articles and resources on their
too. It's obvious that you need a pretty nice darkroom setup or access
to one and I had neither so have not done much emulsion making, although
the recipes were very straightforward and definitely worked. If you
built a little slow hand- cranked box camera you could most certainly
shoot with the film too.
Jason Halprin wrote:
>How goes it Jason? Here's a link to an article on developing tri-x
>with a coffee base formula:
>Other alternative developers - I once used lemonade concentrate, but
>I've forgotten the times. I used it straight with hi-con film rated at
>ASA 8. Anything acidic is worth a shot, and vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
>can be substituted for Hydroquinone in developer formulas.
>As far as emulsion goes, the book "Silver Gelatin" by Sarah Jones and
>Martin Reed has a number of recipies for home-made B&W emulsion, though
>the only ones I've created have been closer to ASA 1 or slower. And
>I've never been too successful getting it to stick on film. Nowhere
>near solid enough for anything other than direct contact prints. Any
>advice people have on that would be very appreciated.
>--- Jason Wade <email suppressed> wrote:
>>Hello Frameworks folks!
>>I'm looking for information on alternative processing techniques and
>>I'm interested in making my own film emulsion. I'm especially
>>interested in figuring out how to make film emulsion that has an ASA
>>of at least like 10. Also I've heard really wierd rumors about
>>people using things like coffee and orange juice as a developer,
>>anyone know anything about that? If you can, please point me in the
>>direction of any film tech nerd resources and feel free to contact me
>>at my direct email (address suppressed) Thanks!!!
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