When I came to Provence in 1983, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Jean-Pierre Sudre, the founder of mordançage. I felt like I had come home photographically and continued to visit his atelier with students every year, even after his death in 1997. In 1991, the Sudre’s offered a week-long seminar on Mordançage and so began my true passion for the possibilities of working in this incredible process. Starting with a high contrast gelatin silver print, the photographic silver emulsion is chemically lifted in the shadow area and is removed or rearranged as it clings to the highlight. ...
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