Demonstration of Rawlins Oil Process
Date: 23rd October 10
Time: 11:00AM - 4:00PM TBC
Location: National Media Museum, Bradford
Contact: Brian Iddon
Phone: +44 1248 853283
The RPS Historical Group in association with the National Media Museum, Bradford, has arranged for a demonstration of the Rawlins Oil Process by Kirk Toft LRPS. Work from Robert Demachy and Leonard Missone, from the museum's collection will also be viewing.
The process is the predecessor of the better known bromoil. It was originally conceived and practiced by Alphonse Louis Poitevin in the mid-1850s, using a roller to spread the ink, G.E.H. Rawlins introduced the use of a brush for selective application of ink in 1904. The oil pigment process works on the same principle as lithographic printing i.e. oil and water don’t mix.
Kirk V Toft is one of the best exponents of the process and this will be a rare opportunity to see how it works. Kirk's love affair with the pigment process began a decade ago. After discovering etching type images in old photographic books. In 1986 Kirk joined the Royal Photographic society, then in 1992 The Bromoil Circle Of Great Britain, gaining a distinction with a panel of 12x16 size bromoils from The Royal Photographic Society in 1997. He now lectures and demonstrates and has frequently had work published and exhibited in the UK. He is a member of the International Society of Bromoilists.