“To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that
plates giving colored pictures
in ordinary photography
are grains of potato starch
in any number of colors, such that
mixed as intimately as possible
they do not communicate.
To obtain as much as possible this continuity
the spaces which may still exist can be filled
The whole is then covered with a transparent varnish
spread by known means
until the moment of use.
Thus an impression will be made,
a weaker impression,
no impression whatever will be made,
and
by transmitted light these elements will form a picture
we claim, and desire to secure
in the interstices
In testimony
we have signed our names”

Auguste Lumière and Louis Lumière
PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATE FOR COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE June 5, 1906.

Color photograph, fine art print on paper, 200/90cm, text (french and english), 2014-2015.

The Autochrome, created by the Lumière brothers and patented in 1902 is the first procedure for creating coloured photographs using tinted grains of potato starch. This work is a renewal of the procedure, where the margin for artistic and literary creation is found in the interstices of the technique.

(Views from the Exhibition “Odyssée” in Nice in 2015, pc. Jean Brasille)

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Photographie couleur, impression pigmentaire sur papier, 200/90cm, textes (français et anglais), 2014-2015. 

L’Autochrome, inventé par les frères Lumière en 1902, permet pour la première fois, la création d’images photographiques en couleurs, en se servant de particules colorées d’amidon de pomme de terre. Il s’agit ici d’une remise à jour de ce procédé, où les possibilités de création artistique et littéraire viennent trouver leur place dans les interstices de l’image et du texte technique.

(Vues de l’exposition “Odyssée” à Nice en 2015, cp. Jean Brasille)