Tim Anderson will speak on

"Lumen Prints"

Digital Imagers Meeting

Sunday Jan. 6, 2019 at 1:15, Pitt Scaife Hall, Room 1102


Lumen prints have a transparent glowing appearance, like a photogram but a full darkroom is not entirely necessary. The prints are fixed rather than fully developed. This technique results in an image that changes its color. The only specialist equipment required is black and white photo paper. After several hours of exposure in sunlight the prints are washed and fixed.


The usual way I make an image involves using a large format view camera and dedicating several hours in my darkroom. My Serious pursuit of photography began in 1978 when I joined the Photographic Section of the Academy of Science and Art of Pittsburgh. Over the years I began to use larger formats. In April 1993 I moved to a Crown Graphic 4x5. In 1999 I moved up to an 8x10 Century Field Camera. My first negative was along Slippery Rock Creek. In 2009 I built my ultra large format camera for 11 x 14 and 11 x 17 negataives. In winter 2017 I created another large format camera. My current exhibition is called "Spanish Graffiti", at the Bridgeville Public Library through November 2018. It was created using the digital camera built into my LG-G6 cell phone. I experimeted with Lumen prints in 2018. Lumen Prints are camera free.