Here you are, another example of how the simple act of chemical toning can change and alter a monochrome photographic print. The top photograph is a straight forward monochrome print, the second and bottom print is one that was sepia toned. Toning changes the perspective of any photographic print, it also increases the overall tonal range of the print and both sepia and selenium toning gives it archival protection. In other words it will not fade like normal monochrome prints when subjected to sunlight for long periods of time.
The items depicted in this still-life study are a red rose, a British metal ammunition box, six 7.62mm dummy rounds and two postcards from the Peace Museum, Caen, Normandy, France. The sand is Builder's sand contained in a wooden frame that I constructed to represent the sands of the D-Day Beaches from WWII.
Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.
From my Remembrance Series, 2000-2002. This was also the final assignment for the Higher National Diploma (Design) Photography course that I did at Bradford & Ilkley Community College, 1998-2001.
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