Salt and Silver

Baker, Simon
Publisher: Mack Books
Binding: Soft cover
Language: English
Pages: 196
Measurements: 23.50 x 28.00 cm

Salt prints are the very first photographs on paper that still exist today. Made in the first twenty years of photography, they are the results of esoteric knowledge and skill. Individual, sometimes unpredictable, and ultimately magical, the chemical capacity to ‘fix a shadow’ on light sensitive paper, coated in silver salts, was believed to be a kind of alchemy, where nature drew its own picture.

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