From: Jonathan Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 09/23/03-05:58:56 AM Z
> so does anyone have any info on how possible this process is
> today? anyone out
> there making Autochromes? anything at all would be helpful.
The process is particularly difficult - arguably more problematic than even
daguerreotypes. Autochromes use three layers of potato starch emulsion
pressed onto the glass plate. It is a "direct positive" process. These
images mainly date from a ten year period around 1910-1920. Both Steichen
and Stieglitz made beautiful autochrome images.
Jean-Paul Gandolfo in Paris has been working for some time on replicating
Lumiere's process. He teaches, appropriately enough, at Ecole Lumiere. The
last time I was in Paris I purchased a group of stereoview autochromes -
I have also seen reproductions (Pinhole Journal) of pinhole autochromes made
by a person in Mexico City. This person used rice starch rather than
Good luck Steve!
Tenants Harbor, Maine
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