Statement: Bromoil

"Each process, whether it be calotype, platinotype, or silver chlorbromide, has it’s own characteristics and its own beauty which photographers have sought to exploit as part of the quality of their expression.The danger in ignoring such possibilities results in the photograph being mistaken for ‘a picture of’ rather than ‘an object about." James Borcoman : National Gallery of Canada 1969

The bromoil process starts with a silver-bromide print that is then bleached, the print is then inked. The bromoil process popularity waned as the current Parliament buildings were completed. It is one of the most permanent of photographic processes.

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