Discover a whole new approach to analog printing and alternative processes, by adding the flexibility of digital editing. To create Digital Negatives, digital files from any source can be used; scanned negatives or prints & even iPhone photos can produce spectacular results. Artist and analog printer Andre Laredo will guide participants through the process and technique of transforming digital files into large format negatives through a step-by-step process using Photoshop. Participants will learn how varying densities of digital negatives render different results depending on their use; Cyanotypes, Van Dykes, Silver Gelatin Prints and a variety of other processes can all be created from Digital Negatives.
Participants must bring a laptop with Photoshop and several image files to work with.
*Basic Photoshop skills are important in the making of digital negatives.
Born 1956 in New York City, son of well-known documentary photographer, Victor Laredo, Andre was trained from childhood in the art of photography and printing. Member of the Rivington School NYC 1986 to 1989 and black and white department manager of The Darkroom Inc. NYC, Andre moved to Toronto in 1990 and founded D-Max Photographic Laboratories. Andre attended OCAD University, Toronto, earning a BFA, and became a leading exhibition printer over the next 2 decades. Printing credits for shows and collections include: Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, Museum of Modern Art NYC, The Museum of the City of New York, Eastman House, Ryerson Image Center, The National Portrait Gallery (Washington D.C.), Howard Greenberg Gallery, Olga Korper Gallery, Library of Congress (Washington D.C.) and many more.