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Platinum Photography: The Glycerine Process

The platinum photograph played an important role in establishing photography as a fine art during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The physical qualities of the process, with its capacity for achieving a wide range of tonalities, could be further manipulated by using glycerine in combination with the developer. This video illustrates the basic materials and steps involved to create a platinum print with unique and painterly effects using the glycerine process.