Luckily enough I was able to have a one-to-one darkroom workshop with Nina and I jumped at the chance of doing so as I was able to ask questions and experience freely with Nina’s assistance. This darkroom workshop was black and white fibre-based printing. I had never done this before so I was very appreciative of having the guidance.
Fibre based paper has the photographic emulsion coated directly onto the fibres of the paper so, in processing, chemistry soaks into the paper making it much slower to process, wash and dry … The technical benefits of the Baryta layer include greater detail and definition, extended tonal range and excellent archival properties.
After doing a few test strips to find out what the right amount of exposure was that would show my image in best way possible I decided to produce my full image. The overall process is time consuming but definitely worth it! I found the process calming and very enjoyable, I think that I work well in the darkroom and manage to produce good work. I very happy with my final outcome and will definitely use it for my future work.