I wanted to try bleaching my photographs as Curtis Mann has done. With this effect I hoped to make my photos into one of a kind artefacts, rather than reproduced prints. I hope that this effect will give my photos an ethereal/other worldly quality.
The photos vary in technique, I did the first two by simply brushing the bleach on to the photo.
The small circular patterns are caused by bubbles within the bleach.
This was my final image, and it’s also my favourite of them all. I built up layers of bleach, slowly removing the colour from the photo. I really love the way the trees at the top edge have turned orange, as well as the red tinge in parts of the photo.
I did enjoy creating these images, but I did not get the look I wanted to achieve. I think the technique would look nicer on brighter prints.