It’s great to see more people are making lith prints than I had expected! Here we have the work of Ivan Bernal Palli, who is working with medium format film and wet printing. I miss the smell of fixer, but I don’t miss the late nights of red illuminated madness! In the case of Lith, development needs to be in total darkness as development times are so long. You need to be OK with your own company in pitch darkness for long periods of time. Maybe Picasso had been lith printing when he cut off one ear?
- Name & Online Presence: Ivan Bernal Palli; web: www.ivanbpalli.com; blog: www.corstorphinehill.wordpress.com
- About the Photographs:These photographs are part of a body of work taken during 5 years in Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh. The project is an exploration of how a familiar landscape changes over the seasons. With different weather and lighting conditions, a somewhat alternative reality is created. The lith printing process and the use of vintage cameras help in further removing the impression of looking at a ‘real’ place.
- About the Photographer: I’ve been doing film photography and printing my own work for about 13 years. For the last 6, I’ve been using exclusively the lith process. My work is mostly about the beauty of nature, but also about escapism. I am interested in not only capturing a beautiful scene but transforming it into a different place, a different reality.
- Equipment Used: Among others:
- Adox Golf 45s medium format
- Ihagee 9×12 (unknown model) with a 6×9 adapter
- Yashica FR1 with Meyer Gorlitz 30mm f3.5 Lydith
- Additional Information: None
- Critique Requested: Yes, please