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Coney Island

(Gum Bichromate prints)

 

 

The iconic Coney Island took a beating when Hurricane Sandy hit New York on October 29th 2012. These gum bichromate images were created not long after this event and depict the famous tourist attraction in an eerie sandblasted state of disrepair. 

 

Gum Bichromate printing is a 19th-century photographic printing process done by layering watercolour pigments that are prepared in a light sensitive emulsion and then applied in multiple layers using single colour split negatives. Gum prints are capable of rendering painterly images from photographic negatives. The process is labour intensive and every individual image created is unique. 

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