My penny plain contact print frame, front and rear view.
A glass plate, cardboard of the same size as the glass, 4 clamps and some tape.
The cardboard is cut halfway through and reinforced on the back by some tape.
Open contact print frame for inspection of progress.
Some links to more elaborate DIY constructions:
@ Alternative Photography
@ Camera obscura
Use adjustable coathangers and hang the sensitized paper in a coat closet protected from light .
This technique is especially usefull for sensitized textile. The lower hanger may be weighted for stretching!
An alternative is to use a paper box with an iron plate at the base. Small magnets keep the paper in place and prevent buckling (depends on number of magnets and the humidity of the paper). Be carefull not to touch the sensitized part and cover the iron plate with some plastic (e.g. plastic bag) to prevent unwanted chemical reactions.
Less exposure, 30” istead of 1′, citric acid in 1rst bath.
I made several changes to the negative in order to get some detail in the highlights. (Augmenting exposure time didn’t help.)
Van Dyke Brown print, digital negative
background is an aluminium foil
VanDyke brown print, digital negative
View out of the bondinho.
rue Syr. In front the former house of my grand-parents.
Cyanotype, no bleach, coffee toned
Van Dyke Brown