11. Chlorophyll Emulsion Process

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While researching historical photographic methods, I came upon William Herschel’s processes that used a light-sensitive emulsion created from plants. He created his anthotype images when he coated paper with the juice extracted from leaves, and then exposed them to sunlight to bleach out the emulsion. Because these images continue to bleach out when exposed to light (since there is no way to fix the emulsion as there is with traditional photography), there are very few vintage examples left in existence.

I love the fine texture and natural feel of these images, but the simple compositions were of a leaf or other ...

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