Lumen Prints

Lumen Prints are a printing out process using UV and long exposures, the light sensitive surface is often silver gelatine paper and invariably expired though new paper is fine there are many interesting old papers that are well suited to this process and exploring the colour shifts that occur and the interaction between the paper surface and the chemical reactions that can occur with the subject matter are what interest me.

The various lumen series here look at the way the subject matter degenerates over a period of time and the subsequent images can be both a document to that or purely as investigations into the reactions with the paper as single images.