Obsolete & Discontinued, I

 

Chemigram / lumen hybrid print of Rio de Janeiro, produced for the Obsolete and Discontinued project using expired/outdated Agfa Brovira Grade 3 FB paper.

Paste of flour and water used as a resist, selectively applied using a stencil created from a digital map and left to dry overnight. Paper then covered in layers of crinkled clingfilm and exposed to the Sun for several hours to produce the lumen part of the image. After an initial fix to preserve the water texture, the print is moved back & forth between trays of developer & fixer, allowing the flour paste to slowly dissolve forming the chemigram part of the image.