Mackerel (gum bichromate)

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This fish seemed like a good candidate for my first attempts at gum printing –  (original digital mackerel here). Still a lot to learn / improve upon, but things seem to be going okay… so far…

Oseary Drakoulias: “…you must swear, legally swear, that you will not kill that shark, or whatever it is, if it actually exists.”

Steve Zissou: “I’m going to fight it… but I’ll let it live. What about my dynamite?”

Oseary Drakoulias: “Phillip, dynamite.”

– Michael Gambon & Bill Murray – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop and printed in negative  – negative contact printed on 9″x12″ watercolor paper with/in gum bichromate

Mackerel

It’s a good thing I’m not a fisherman – it’s even hard for me to catch a fish at the supermarket. I doubt Ernie will invite me to the lake anytime soon.

Ernie: “Heeeeere fishie fishie fishie!”

*a fish flies out of the water and into the boat*

Ernie: “One… one fish.”

Bert: “Wow!”

Ernie: “Um-hm. I think I’ll call a few more. Heeeeere fishie fishie fishie!”

*another fish flies out of the water and into the boat*

Ernie: “Two fish. Shall I call a few more, Burt?”

– Ernie and Burt – Sesame Street

About this image: Digital Photograph – highly modified – replication of alternative print from faux glass plate negative