I just love what Benjamin and Michaela from our Stuttgart office have done for this kid’s wear project beautifully shot by photographer Achim Lippoth for Kid’s Wear Magazine. It has been a long-winded process, but certainly a rewarding one!
Before the photo shoot, they discussed their approach with Achim and he agreed to keep a clean white background in a corner of the room because they wanted to combine the images taken in the studio with some old printing techniques.
Once the photographs were shot, they printed the original images on a normal inkjet-paper. This was then transferred onto an absorbent piece of paper, which was laid underneath. The transfer was made by using some specific chemicals (available from printmaking distributors). The outcome of this method purely depends on how these chemicals are used so much that many transfers might be needed before the right result is achieved. In this case Benjamin and Michaela have scanned 2 of the images transferred onto the absorbent paper and combined that with the original one in Photoshop. Retouching, using chemicals – old school and awesome!
Ink print + transfer
Transfer on absorbent paper 1
Transfer on absorbent paper 2