Hand painting and tinting has been part of photography from the beginning, the National Gallery of Canada has a hand tinted daguerreotype. To quote from James Borcoman, like other photographic processes the hybrid “has its own characteristics and its own beauty which photographers have sought to exploit as part of the quality of their expression … this final object, the original print, infinitely subtle and rich in its tonal ranges, was meant to be an experience in itself.”
There were corporate commissions from the National Arts Centre Orchestra, SHL System House, Cognos among others.
"We just dabbled around until something happened."
Anni Albers
All of the originals are from 4x5 inch Polaroids except for the final here which is from an 8x10 inch Polaroid transfer.
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