Blackout presents a selection of photographs drawn from a newspaper’s electronic archive and represents “stand-alone” images reproduced between 1965 and 1985. Until the widespread adoption of digital workflows, archivists produced microfilm copies of each issue of a particular newspaper. As microfilm has become virtually obsolete, scans of microfilmed newspapers have been made for transfer to digital databases. Scanning represents 9 stages of reproduction and, at each stage, the technology that transfers the image leaves its mark on the process.
These stages are
Negative-> Printing-> Halftone separation-> Newspaper printing-> Scanned file-> PDF-> Tif file-> Print on demand Publication.
404 black and white pages in digital offset.
Perfect bound with hand-finished archival pigment printed cover
Edition of 50 copies
80,00€ (IVA incl.)
2 in stock
More about the artist
Louis Porter is a London based photographer, artist, researcher and educator in historical photographic processes. His artwork involves working with books and archives.Discover more