Fine Art Photographs in Gold, Rhodium, Iridium, Electrum, Platinum, Silver and Palladium

My short film, Magic Iron Rose, a documentary about my relentless quest to work out a formula for printing out rhodium, has won a bronze Remi at the 2017 Houston WorldFest. A reduced resolution preview is available in mp4 format.

Richard Eugene Puckett has developed simple formulas that fundamentally alter the light-sensitive compounds used to print with the noble metals. He has also discovered a process to induce the rhodium salt to reduce to image-forming elemental metal on exposure to UV. With these the first new processes for photographic printing in over one hundred years he prints images with metals and combinations of metals which no one else -- no one in the world -- can reproduce. His early formulas are shared in print (Dry Print Out Palladium) and in forthcoming documentaries, his advanced formulas -- including a few about which he himself had doubts until they were validated by the Getty Conservation Institute using ESEM and XRF analysis -- are not published. However, prints created with some of those proprietary processes are exhibited for their beauty and their historical significance.


Fine Art Printing with The Rhodiotype

EDXRF analysis of a Rhodiotype completed. A print was prepared with 6 drops of 10% rhodium and 2 drops of 15% palladium, along with a light-sensitive iron compound not ferric oxalate or ammonium ferric oxalate, exposed and cleared as normal for platinum-palladium. The washed and dried print was cut in half and one half was again soaked in muriatic acid and washed with undiluted bleach. EDXRF of the unbleached half resolved 23.8% palladium in the image. EDXRF of the bleached half resolved 10.6% palladium. The remaining image forming metal is the rhodium, along with a small amount of iron (Fe) and trace amounts of other metals. This experiment proves unequivocally I and I alone can print out rhodium.

Gold-Rhodium? Good luck at that using ferric oxalate or ammonium ferric oxalate. After the palladium-rhodium EDXRF proved rhodium does indeed print out printing rhodium with gold added to stimulate reduction to elemental rhodium was a snap.
Gold-Iridium is not possible with any conventional printing process. Using a proprietary process iridium is treated so as to reduce to its elemental state on exposure to UV in a light-sensitive compound. Click image for more information.
Gold-Platinum: gold precipitates out of solution in the presence of platinum using conventional printing processes. Not so with the Karytype formula. Gold and platinum synergistically render images exhibiting the finest characteristics of each metal. Click image for more information.
Rhodium-Platinum-Palladium is a combination considered impossible. Rhodium (like iridium) treated with a proprietary process can be induced to render beautiful images. Click image for more information.
Gold-Platinum-Rhodium-Palladium-Iridium-Ruthenium is a tour de force in fine art photographic printing. Click image for more information.
Gold: the famous Texas Chrysotype is the only process for printing grainless, gray-scale, continuous tone prints in pure gold. Click image for more information.
Rhodium-Palladium prints cannot be found in any collection, any museum, or any references. Richard Eugene Puckett is the only photographer in history able to print with rhodium. Click image for more information.

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