Summer Roses..... handcoloured instamatic print

Juilee  Pryor

Marrickville, Australia

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A few days ago the lovely and hugely talented Mel Brackstone posted an image which she had described as a hand coloured infrared.
It’s a beautiful silky delicate image and it really looks good. But is digital placement of colour on to a digital image really handcolouring? Are virtual paints and toners as good as the old fashioned ways of putting transulucent oil paint or ink down onto a toned fibre paper print? Anything displayed on a screen will look smooth and flat but the real test comes when you look at a handcoloured print in the flesh so to speak….. the surface is heavy and silky and solid and the paint on the velvet texture of real ‘paper’ paper is compelling in the way it demands that you touch it.

This image called Summer Roses was shot with a tiny Kodak instamatic camera using seriously out of date b/w 126 film. It was then printed at 20 x24 inches onto warmtoned double weight fibre paper before being delicately toned with Marshalls very fine transulcent photo oil paints and then double matted and framed in a old bleached and distressed timber frame.

It looks scrumptious and no one could ever mistake it for anything digital…. it’s so full of depth and luscious with all the layers of oil paint. It took me weeks to finish it as each layer of paint needs to dry before the next layer goes on. In fact it’s probably not a photograph anymore although the parentage of this bastard child of painting and photography is clear to those who look at it …. in the flesh anyhow……so anyway this is a real hand coloured photograph or perhaps I should say … this is a digital photograph of a handcoloured fibre print……. :)

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