Hand Colored




Hand Colored
A 4 layer black and white gum print. Subsequently hand colored. Japanese were famous for their hand colored photographs. This attempt is somewhat in line with that practice. Any feedback welcome. Photo made on 4X5 Ilford Delta film
Thu Sep 28, 2023 10:22 am
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Commentby Aniket R Thopate on Wed Oct 04, 2023 4:14 pm

This feels so real, i would like to know the term hand coloured. Thanks for sharing.

Aniket Thopate
Nature is a religion of an artist

Commentby Rajkumar on Thu Oct 05, 2023 6:13 am

Thanks Aniket. Essentially it is printed as a Black and white gum print. This is printed on Fabriano Water color paper. Then using color pencils I fill in the colors from my imagination and memory. For example, the rock color I simulate using Brown, Red, till I feel it matches what I feel or remember. This is shot on Analog BnW film so do not have a color record. A very good exercise I feel since it makes one acutely aware of natures colors and subtility , textures and patterns. A hand made print and then adding color to it in stages is very satisfying. As of now I am doing it on failed prints that look low contrast or drab for some reason.

Another example

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cx-V0aiyaY9 ... BiNWFlZA==

Art is about what is inside rather than what is outside

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Commentby Prashanth Sampagar on Thu Oct 05, 2023 9:20 am

Raj, I'm really enjoying your journey from colour to black and white and back to colour and all your experiments. Thank you so much for taking us along with you in this journey. Would love to hear about the new set of experiments when we meet next time.

Best regards

Prashanth Sampagar

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Thu Oct 05, 2023 9:51 am

I am sure it would have taken immense effort to get to this stage and I know the purpose is not to replicate the look an feel of a conventional color print. Well done Raj.

Ganesh H. Shankar
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Commentby Nevil Zaveri on Thu Oct 19, 2023 10:39 pm

I'm sure, meticulous handwork behind this must be in quite contrast of the coarse feel here!, Raj.

Nevil Zaveri