Temper(ature) is rising

The weather’s affect in the studio has been very strange lately. It has been so hot that I have had to have all the doors and windows open. The acid bath is working very fast, a steel plate in the bath six minutes producing a velvety black! And the really odd thing is that the prints are taking much longer to dry. I have been really careful and have been changing the blotters and tissue every few days in order to make sure that they don’t get mouldy.

But there is yet another consequence of the hot weather….with the doors and windows open, my erstwhile “assistant” Squeak, has joined me and you can see the results below….like the best assistant printer, she has also signed one of the finished prints - she got the sack after giving me that kind of help!