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Alcohol Gel Emulsion Print

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December 10, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1-Day Workshop


Workshop Description:

Offering a small group of students and photographers a practical introduction to emulsion transfers with hands-on training on how to successfully prepare transfer image files, print the images to be transferred on dedicated “negative” film media, and prepare waterleaf paper as an image transfer receptor, this workshop will have each participant delving into creating professional quality artistic images to keep and bring back home.


When working with emulsion transfer prints, the most important thing to remember is how different the process is from other photography processes and how the value of that process is unique. The process allows each photographer to slow down, thinking about each individual photograph, while learning to love those happy accidents. The resulting image can be the final product or the beginning of a mixed-media project. All materials and tools are provided by the instructor.


Students may provide three (3) of their own image files or they may use the instructor's images. Please contact for further details on how to email your artwork.


Instructor Bio:

David Dürbak has been in the business of the arts since he was 16 years old, starting out in his first career as a jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, performing with many well-known Florida jazz musicians. In the 1980's, he switched to the visual arts as a commercial advertising photographer, creating award-winning photography and film productions for local, regional, national and international clients. In the 1990's, he started exploring the fine art realm, experimenting with unique, one-of-a-kind alternative wet-lab photographic processes, with his work being exhibited in galleries ranging from South Florida to the Peoples Republic of China. He is as comfortable with the latest digital technology as he is with the silver gelatin analogue world, utilizing multiple camera formats in his fine art projects. David welcomes beginning students as well as advanced students in his classes.

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