en
Start my 7-day free trial
Carlos Barrantes | Artist and artisan

Carlos Barrantes | Artist and artisan

France - 2014 volume icon fr subtitle icon English duration icon 26'
Direction: Thomas Goupille
In his laboratory in Perpignan, Carlos Barrantes has perfectly mastered the art of historical photographic processes, all those monochrome techniques that require incredible precision, specific tools, and a knack. The printer's know-how does not stop there. Carlos also reveals his photographic work, closely linked to the processes he uses. And by observing these variations, we can see how each method tells its story.

Synopsis

In his laboratory in Perpignan, Carlos Barrantes has perfectly mastered the art of historical photographic processes, all those monochrome techniques that require incredible precision, specific tools, and a knack. The printer's know-how does not stop there. Carlos also reveals his photographic work, closely linked to the processes he uses. And by observing these variations, we can see how each method tells its story.

What you will learn in this film…

Carlos Barrantes' laboratory • The monochrome printing processes at his fingertips • His beginnings in fashion photography• The revelation when he saw a cyanotype for the first time • His apprenticeship developing films • What made him become a printer • The photographs of Carlos Barrantes with various processes • What he sees when he photographs • His favourite cameras • File pre-processing for the duplicate print • The stages of preparing a gum bichromate • Exposure and masking • Printing processes without an enlarger • What makes a good print? • Retouching a duplicate

Carlos Barrantes' laboratory • The monochrome printing processes at his fingertips • His beginnings in fashion photography• The revelation when he saw a cyanotype for the first time • His apprenticeship developing films • What made him become a printer • The photographs of Carlos Barrantes with various processes • What he sees when he photographs • His favourite cameras • File pre-processing for the duplicate print • The stages of preparing a gum bichromate • Exposure and masking • Printing processes without an enlarger • What makes a good print? • Retouching a duplicate

summary00:00 Birth of a vocation

summary06:41 Every technique tells a story

summary12:21 Gum bichromate print

summary20:50 The print as a compromise

I am never an artist when I print. I interpret a mould made by someone else, not me.
Carlos Barrantes
Carlos Barrantes

Film chapters

summary00:00 Birth of a vocation

summary06:41 Every technique tells a story

summary12:21 Gum bichromate print

summary20:50 The print as a compromise

Every month, a selection of reference documentaries,
articles and exclusive interviews...

from €2,49/month

Photography at 24 images per second!

Discover the world of photography through a selection of reference documentaries, original creations, unpublished articles and exclusive interviews.

New films and new articles every month.

Films in an original magazine…

The Darkroom Rumour is a new kind of editorial encounter that invites you to discover an art that has become a daily practice. It's an audiovisual magazine designed to inspire and to cultivate its practice and its photographic world.

Articles and interviews relating to the films

The Darkroom Rumour introduces films, identifies content, proposes themes and focus, links and references, so that you spend more time watching films than choosing them…

Accessible on all your devices, whenever you like

The Darkroom Rumour is available anytime, via streaming, anywhere in the world, on your connected TV, computer, tablet and mobile.

Accessible on all your devices, whenever you like
Start my 7-day free trial

Further exploration

Materiel used

Agfa Box • Holga 120S • Hasselblad • Photoshop • Gum bichromate • Pig bristle brush • Contact printer • UV protection glasses • Heat press • Thermometer

Bibliography

• RÉTROSPECTIVE, CARLOS BARRANTES, PHOTOGRAPHE ET TIREUR - 2014 ; Trabucaire editions ; in French

• DICTIONNAIRE DES PHOTOGRAPHES ESPAGNOLS DU XIX AU XXIEME SIÈCLE - 2014 ; La Fabrica ; in French

• UN JOUR PARTONS - 2014 ;  Mai-Photographies ; in French

• PAR DELÀ L’HORIZON - 2009 ; Lunwerg Editores ; in Spanish

• MOUVEMENT - 1999 ;  Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca ; in Spanish