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Evelyn Hofer

Dye Transfer
Evelyn Hofer
Marlene Dietrich Dress
Dye Transfer, 50,5 x 40,5 cm

Dye Transfer – A process used by fine-art photographers to produce color photographs from slide film or color negative film (since 1947).

First black and white separation negatives are created using colored filters of red, green and blue, then these are used to expose sheets of matrix film in the size of the final print. The matrices are soaked in organic dyes of cyan, magenta and yellow and finally aligned precisely and rolled one after the other onto gelatin-coated baryt paper. Dye Transfer prints are remarkable for their nuanced colors, richness and depth of tone, durability and grainless image surface.