My First Gum Bichromate Print

February 2003
gum bichromate print 7x10 inches
Method: single layer
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This was my first gum print. As you can see, I did not have very much luck with it. Something of an image almost tried to show up. I also didn't use the sun to make the exposure, rather some very bright flood-light. It sat in the water developing for 12 hours! And still nothing. In retrospect I think that I used way to much pigment and stained the paper. Luckily I've come a very long way with my printing since these humble beginnings!