This is the original process William Henry Fox Talbot announced in a paper read before the Royal Society on 31st January 1839. His method was
This is the original process William Henry Fox Talbot announced in a paper read before the Royal Society on 31st January 1839. His method was to make Sun Pictures or Photogenic Drawings by spreading a quantity of nitrate of silver onto a sheet of paper and then leaving the paper in the sunshine.
This kit, complete with three stabilisers, will allow you to replicate his process. It takes between 15 and 30 minutes in sunshine to make a print. In the kit, you get 5 sheets of Canelletto 8x10 inch watercolour paper and enough sensitising solution for about 8 sheets in total
The Kit contains: 5 sheets 8x10in Canelleto paper, 5 sheets 8x10in digital contact film, 2ml syringe 250ml solution each of: Salt - Silver & Stabilisers 1,2&3, protective gloves, buckle brush and full detailed instructions for use. Ammonia is required to activate the silver solution and is not supplied. This is available from most pharmacies. A buckle brush is the invention of Fox Talbot and is a glass test tube filled with cotton wool. This is enclosed as part of the heritage aspect of the kit. Any alternative brush, acrylic rod, swab or roller of your choice will be suitable. The applicator used must have NO metal parts in contact with the solution as this will affect the sensitising effect.