Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cirkumfleks N1 Magazine publication


I was invited some time ago to contribute to Cirkumfleks magazine, an online art and culture zine, where one of my projects has been showcased  some time ago.This time , a 11 pages review of my work can be seen now at the last issue of Cirkumfleks magazine .starting from page 42-53 , you can see it all from this link or my facebook page

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Facebook fanpage & webpage :)

i was never a big fan of self created fanpages.but i have seen how important these ones are in order to promote your stuff so i dediced to give it a try :)so here you go guys you can join my facebook page if you want:)
facebook /webpage

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Anthotype print on cloth


 Following the previous experiments :), i decided to use my leftovers of geranium petals juice to try this time the anthotype on cloth:)


I had just a small amount of leftovers , so i randomly cut a small piece of raw cloth i found and poured the left juice on it.I let it dry for some minutes. Then i put a leave on it and decided to position it on the balcony marble, considering it as the best place to get a lot of sun.I sticked the leave to the cloth and the cloth to the marble with a transparent tape .

 all images (c) Eni Turkeshi Photography

I could see the juice color start to bleach since the first day , but decided to give it a longer time.And after 2 days of exposure , i got the image you can see in the last picture:)
Needless to say i`m loving anthotypes, which makes me now whine so much on the very hot weather of Albania:)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A m a r a n th i n e

 A m a r a n th i n e
 (c) Eni Turkeshi Photography

I was inspired from my anthotype experiments to  invent this one:) I was amazed of the great colorful juices profited from the plants, fruits and veggies.So i decided to use them for handcoloring of some of my  altprocess prints.
I was inspired by the result and will try more in the future.
Meanwhile i`ll let you with the passionate world of colors :)

to see more of this set  check it from my behance

Monday, June 11, 2012

My first anthotype:)



 (c) Eni Turkeshi Photography

Anthotype is an old alternative printing technique from the 19th century.This process was originally invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842. An emulsion is made from crushed flower petals or any other light-sensitive plant, fruit or vegetable. A coated sheet of paper is then dried, exposed to direct full sun-light until the image is bleached more about them here
I decided to make a photogram of 2 leaves , since i didn`t have a positive image and also lacked a contact print frame.

Normally you need a contact printing frame for this but i didn`t have it so i tried sticking the paper with emulsion and leaves to a transparent tape ;)
 Of course it`s not the best solution to use transparent tape cause you might tear a lot of the texture apart.But it`s always good to try:)

I used an  emulsion profited from geranium petals and some arugula leaves .
Normally i`d never heard of arugula leaves to have been used for such purpose , but i lacked spinach , so i tried these:) It`s always good to try and find out:)
 I exposed it only for 9 hours [thanks to the crazy hot Tirana sun:)] , which is really very fast compared to other people having had to wait for weeks and months to get an anthotype:)

i`m looking forward to try more and this time on film:) stay tunned:)

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