This semester I had the opportunity to take a historical processes class through the BYU-Idaho art department. In this class I learned the old photographic processes of Cyanotypes, Salted Paper prints, Van Dyke Browns, Platinum Palladiums and three toned Gum Prints. Instantly, I fell in love with creating these prints. I spent much time developing these prints. The fact that I put so much into each step of development makes these prints so much more valuable to me. Learning the history of photography has brought about a new understanding and appreciation in me, of the art of photography.

For my Final Portfolio I chose to learn a new photographic process called Kallitype. It is very similar to the popular platinum palladium process and looks similar to it, however, it is much cheaper and lasts a little less longer than platinum palladiums do.

The theme of my Portfolio is Harry Potter. I have a deep passion for Harry Potter (call me a geek- I”m cool with it). This began when the books came out when I was in 3rd grade. I love the magical animated paintings and photographs in Harry Potter and I thought the Kallitype process would go well with my harry potter themed photos. The photos are not necessarily portraying particular characters from the book, but rather capturing the wizarding world and familiar elements within it.

I hope you enjoy this series. Please feel free to comment and follow me on social media to see more images like these in the future! In the words of Albus Dumbledore- “In dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our own.”

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