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One Image, Seven Lith Interpretations

I did about three hours more lith printing with Tory today. Rather than write again about all the different permutations, exposure times, etc. I thought it would be more interesting to show the results of a week’s worth of work using the same image with seven different paper/dilution combinations. It’s a great way to see the variety possible with lith!

Lith-1
Fomatone Classic VC Warmtone in Arista Lith developer (100/100/3600). Fomatone curve. Exposure: 160 sec. @ f/5.6 Development: 8:39. Print #7.

Lith-2
Fomatone Classic VC Warmtone in Arista Lith developer (100/100/3600). Fomatone curve. Exposure: 160 sec. @ f/8 Development: 13:13. Print #8.

Lith-3
Adox MCC110 in Arista Lith Developer (100/100/3600). Adox curve. Exposure: 100 sec. @ f/8. Development: 35:00. Print #1.

Lith-4
Oriental Seagull VC-FB II Warmtone in Arista Lith developer (50/50/1900). Fomatone curve. Exposure: 180 sec. @ f/5.6. Development: 12:35. Print #1.

Lith-5
Oriental Seagull VC-FB II Warmtone in Rollei Lith developer (100/100/2400). Fomatone curve. Exposure: 180 sec. @ f/5.6. Development: 5:07 Print #5.

Lith-6
Fomatone Classic VC Warmtone in Rollei Lith developer (100/100/2400). Fomatone curve. Exposure: 90 sec. @ f/5.6. Development: 6:35. Print #6.

Lith-7
Slavich Unibrom 160 Grade 3 in Rollei Lith developer (100/100/1800). Fomatone curve. Exposure: 150 sec. @ f/5.6. Development: 6:10 Print #3.

Clicking on any of the above images will open a higher resolution version so you can look at how wildly different the shadow texture is between each variation.