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The O’Brien Gallery Platinum/Palladium Students Clothesline Show at The O’Brien Photo Gallery
September 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The O’Brien Gallery Platinum/Palladium Students Clothesline Show
Students Platinum/Palladium Clothesline Show
September 14 – November 7, 2019
Reception will be held on Saturday September 14 from 4-6 pm.
The O’Brien Photo Gallery
2833 Willamette, Ste. B
Eugene, OR 97405
phone: 541 729 3572
Open Tuesday – Friday from 1-5 pm. Call to be sure we’re open.
Walt O’Brien provided a one day introduction to the Platinum/Palladium printing process.
Students made prints from their files using their own images with platinum/palladium materials.
Image sources were unlimited (cell phone to large format camera).
Students learned coating emulsions, contrast control, exposure and the process for this modified 19th century printing method. The class included 2-3 digital negatives size up to 5×7 made by Walt at least three days ahead of the class. Students were involved in the creation of the negatives.
Everyone who prints platinum uses a personalized method. This is due to reactions to variables both atmospheric and chemical. Walt did not claim to be an authority on the process, since the he was relatively new to printing with this method. Instead it was a learning experience for both the students and the instructor. At the end of the day each student left with at least one or more satisfactory prints.
One side of the gallery will have a clothesline strung with loose prints hanging by clothespins.
The gallery will also have a few framed prints by other professional printers and some framed prints by students.