Lars lives in Sweden on a little island in the Lake Mälaren where he works as a teacher and gives courses in alternative processes. He teaches mainly copperphotogravure, but also gum bichromate, cyanotypi and palladium. The courses are 34 weeks long, which gives the plenty of time to experiment with different processes.

Lars says:

"With my own photography has it been more and more about making some kind of diary over my life."

Lars often uses a process called the Jemsebymethod to enlarge negatives. Apart from the alternative processes, he also work mostly with diffrent silvergelatin processes, using no developer and does his own printing out paper from old photopapers. Lars experiemnts a lot and often uses the sun or UV light to expose his work.

 


 

Lars Mellberg

Gum bichromates / Gummitryck


Blommor ©
Gumprint from separationsnegativ from the camera.

 

 

 

Pop prints & Copper Photogravures


Ljuset 1 , selfportrait ©
Homemade pop


Ljuset 2 ©
Contactprint on homemade pop paper no toning, no developer


Boda ©
Copper photogravure

 


Julia 3 en Face ©
Homemade pop


Julia, 25 juni 2003 ©
Homemade pop


Julia, juni 2003©
Homemade pop