Here we have three photographs by Johann Bottos made from medium format film negatives. They’re his first lith prints – a process I personally love (aside from the waiting that is). Lith printing is not for the faint hearted, with paper development times that can exceed half an hour (in darkness), although more normally they’re in the 7-15 minute range. The resultant prints are normally a peachy orangey colour, characterised by very hard blacks, high contrast and very positive highlight detail. Grain sprouts up everywhere, giving a unique ‘sooty’ feel. Ideal for low key photographs, it can also be used for extremely delicate high key work. Lith printing takes skill and dedication!
Name & Online Presence: Johann Bottos
About the Photographs: These are photos of my first lith prints. They are all natural landscapes from three different countries, Italy, Austria and Poland.
About the Photographer: Johann Bottos was born on the 7th of October in the year 1981 in Pordenone (Italy). His first ‘true’ contact with photography came during University. After he worked for 8 years at the Electrolux Industrial Design Center as a graphic designer and senior graphic designer. In this period of time he developed a passion for landscape photography with a particular focus on alpine landscapes.Today Johann develops his own negatives and prints them manually in his darkroom.
- Mamiya 7ii with 43mm lens
- Many black and white films from Ilford, Efke, Kodak, Rollei, Fuji..
- Lee ND grads (hard and soft), Big stopper
- Coloured filters from various brands
- Manfrotto 055 XPROB tripod with 804 RC2 head
Additional Information: None
Critique Requested: YES, sure