Halo
Halo
Halo

Carol Henry

Halo

1995

Unique Florachrome

Image dimensions: 24" x 20"
Mounted dimensions: 32" x 28"

Pristine condition

certified authentic
Halo
Halo
Halo

Details

Description

Unique 20x24 inch camera-less “Florachome” direct-positive photograph, "Halo." Individually handmade by Carol Henry in 1995 and hinge mounted on 28x32 inch cotton rag museum board. Signed, dated, titled and numbered 1/1 in pencil on mount.

Condition

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Medium

Cibachrome, also known as Ilfochrome, is among the most stable of all color photographic processes. The dyes reside within the emulsion layers, giving the print its characteristic color saturation. The base is a polyester triacetate, rather than fiber-based paper, which adds to the longevity. It was a positive-to-positive photographic process based on the Gasparcolor process, created in 1933 by Bela Gaspar, a Hungarian chemist. Purchased after the merger of Ilford UK and Ciba-Geigy Photochemie of Switzerland, the process was first trademarked and marketed as Cibachrome in 1963. Each Cibachrome is composed of ten layers containing various combinations of light-sensitive silver halides and dyes that are sensitive to blue, green, or red light waves, which gives it an incredible depth and three-dimensional quality. After exposure of a positive, either through an enlarger or direct contact – or in the case of Carol Henry, an exposure of the physical object through the enlarger onto the photographic paper – the Cibachrome must be developed with black-and-white developing chemicals. This step creates a silver negative image within the layers. Next, the photograph must be bleached. The bleaching rids the photograph of dyes in proportion to the amount of silver that has been developed in the previous step and produces a positive dye image in color. In 2011, Cibachrome/Ilfochrome products were discontinued and it is now considered a historical process.