The Lumen project is based on a series of commitments that are its main pillars.
· Approach the primitive photographic techniques to contemporary public. Because we consider them a visual language valid for our present.
· The creation of unique and unrepeatable traditionally made prints.
· The use of the best materials and the application of good practices both to ensure their quality and conservation and to create stable and lasting prints.
· The respect for the original formats of photo paper used.
· Descriptive and historical documentation of the materials used in its elaboration.
Lumen’s creation process.
Lumen’s creation process begins with a carefully localization and selection of all the elements that take part in the lumen prints. From vegetal species and lifeless beings to the photosensitive papers, and all the materials used in their presentation.
Composition is an essential part of this process, due to the fact that we don’t pretend a mere industrial repetition, but the creation of prints with their own personality. The light of the sun will transform all this effort and intentions in a document of compositions and forms of life.
The photosensitive papers used in this project are black and white photographic papers. Its manufacturing dates cover approximately from 1930 until the end of the 20th century. These papers by themselves are a part of the history of photography.
Lumen defends the image as a tangible object in the XXI century. So that lumen prints are manufactured and printed individually, and presented on hand made supports. All the knowledge and chemicals needed to fulfill our commitment to creating stable and lasting images are used.
All Lumen prints include descriptive information on its back and presented in polypropylene bags to reach the recipient in perfect condition and protection.