Process


PLATINUM PRINTS

The platinum printing technique is a remarkable process that transforms images into enduring works of art by utilizing precious metals—platinum and palladium. These prints are renowned for their unparalleled archival quality, with the potential to endure for well over a millennium, assuming the paper can withstand the test of time. The metals fuse with the paper, creating a distinctive, almost ethereal radiance on its matte surface. These jewel-like prints occasionally leave behind delicate brushstrokes and nuances that enhance their handmade charm.

The platinum printing method is a contact printing process, requiring the negative to match the desired image size precisely.  Hand-coating with a brush is essential for each print, and this manual process introduces numerous variables that influence the chemical reactions, resulting in distinctive outcomes. The exposure requires a precise amount of ultraviolet (UV) light and humidity to gradually reveal the final image, a meticulous and time-consuming revelation.

Crafting a platinum print is a challenging endeavor, yielding a genuinely unique piece materialized through chemical reactions. The true glimmer of these prints comes to life when experienced first-hand, allowing one to bask in their luminous, nuanced tonality.


BLOCKCHAIN

Rooted in the digital native space, the digital photographs are regarded as the true original works of art.
 
In 2021 a proprietary smart contract 'CARDELUCCI' was deployed on Ethereum, consolidating all future photographic works under a single contract, aptly referred to as 'plates.' This technological advancement ensures seamless tracking and verification of authenticity for each piece, while also upholding the principle that the digital artwork is the primary and original form. By minting the digital piece first, it is preserved in its full resolution, setting a new standard for digital art provenance and ownership.

This approach leverages the robustness of blockchain technology to provide an immutable and transparent ledger for digital art. The smart contract on Ethereum acts as a decentralized registry, offering a secure and reliable method for collectors to verify the origin and authenticity of each artwork. This not only enhances the value and trust associated with the digital art but also aligns with the evolving standards of digital ownership.

By integrating high-resolution images into decentralized storage, the potential for digital displays and projection is maximized, ensuring that the artwork can be experienced in its original quality regardless of technological advancements. This forward-thinking strategy not only preserves the integrity of the digital art but also positions it for future innovations in display technology.