Thursday, October 18, 2012

ODYSSEY 2012: LENTICULAR PRINTING IN COLOMBIA


TALE OF A SEARCH

After receiving and classifying all the material for 'Courage to Confession' that was sent, I was sure that I wanted each one of those "non-states" in only one piece. So I decided to have those photos in lenticular printing, like flip cards which you can find in souvenir shops. It was the beginning of a desperate search and it became a little adventure.  To find a person in Colombia who develops this kind of printing was more than find a needle in a nest, because this type of technology is not very common and due to lack of demand. Many times it was thought to make these prints in Germany or the United States. Finally, after an intense search during three months and hundreds of mails and calls, it was found just one single person who worked with this technology in the whole country.

Thank you Edwin Fuentes!

If anyone wants to do this in Colombia here is his number: :)

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THE KITCHEN BECAME A STUDIO


Because of our short production time remaining, it was not possible to frame the twenty-five prints in the place where the rest of the work had been treated.




That was how a kitchen became a suitable place for that job. Accompanied by good music and great food, me and my assistant, took on the task of painting the frames, and mount the photos over them.


This required a lot of time, various materials, different brushes, lots of paintings, and good humor, after applying more than six layers of white on each frame, and paste the twenty-five photos.






1 comment:

  1. Thanks a lot!
    your blog is very informative.
    Keep it always updated.
    Lenticular Printing is a technology in which lenticular lenses are used to produce printed images.

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