Weston to exhibit 'Painted Photographs'

“Just as his grandfather, Edward Weston, shifted the medium and advanced photography from pictorialism to more sharply focused images, so too has Kim Weston moved away from that very genre toward one that combines the methods of photography with that of painting.”

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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 2 years ago

    That is very very interesting and something I would love to try…what is a silver gelatine photograph?…..is it something you have to develop yourself in a dark room?

  • Yes, photographic paper, that has to be processed in the darkroom, fancy term for silver based papers, like the Photographic prints we can sell here, but, those offered here, are processed in a daylight processor, machine prints. Hand painted photographs have been around for a long time. Wallace Nutting mass produced them. I’ve been to the Weston Gallery in Carmel, Ca., and the works by the family are national treasures.

    – Mitch Labuda

  • Mitch Labuda
    Mitch Labudaover 2 years ago

    From Weston’s website, describes in words with pictures Kim Weston Painting on Photographs

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 2 years ago

    Thanks so much…I will check that out…since I can’t develop my own what would be another way to paint on photographs?..I would want them to look very special…a separate genre..

  • Marshall’s Photo Oils and then a photo printed on silver paper, the Photo Prints we can get through RB or many labs that offer wet prints.

    – Mitch Labuda

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 2 years ago

    My uncle was a photographer who developed and hand tinted his own black and white prints to make them colour prints…in fact I have one of myself as a toddler that he painted…unfortunately it is torn and I have no idea how to fix it…

  • Can “fix” in photo shop, as an alternative and keep the original. There are conservators that fix almost any art but the cost is pricey.

    – Mitch Labuda

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 2 years ago

    Do you mean the RB photographic prints with the metallic finish?

  • Either, the E surface, which is luster or the metallic paper.

    – Mitch Labuda

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 2 years ago

    O.K. I will have to source out the paint here as I am sure they won’t ship over the border since it’s hazardous….I will try to find something less hazardous for my own sake as I have so many allergies…I just got a metallic print of my own work from RB so I will experiment with that..
    I will take the work to a conservator as it’s a family heirloom…if it’s way over the top expensive, I will get my nephew to do a P.S. print for me…I have PS, but it drives me nuts to use so I don’t go near it since I stopped making phone cases and Tees…

    Thanks so much for all the info..

  • Looking forward to the finished art.

    I “paint” with light, camera motion, to achieve the same effect.

    – Mitch Labuda

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 2 years ago

    It just occurred to me that my print is in colour, so I will upload some black and white and order them, then try to find the paint..I am always game for something new…if it doesn’t work no harm done…

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 2 years ago

    Interesting, beautiful results!
    @Janis, if you have a photo you want to make black and white, it’s easy to do in Photoshop by converting to gray scale, OR adjusting the color/saturation so that the saturation is all the way down. I prefer the latter, maybe I’m nuts, but I think it is different and retains more info than just converting to gray scale. Then you would have your black and white print to paint on.