Lumen print is a print which is got when a paper sheet with negative or with an object(s) is exposed to sunlight or other UV light source for a rather long time (several hours or so, depends on intensity). As a result, you can get something like photogram or something like a positive print, not black and white but colour. Before fixing, it looks more like blue or gray and more like pink or brown after fixing. Exact colour depends on a paper. You need no developer for making lumen prints. No darkroom. Though it’s better to place objects or negative in subdued light conditions. No matter how bad your paper is. It could be really awful and expired many-many years ago and may absolutely not be suitable for printing in a standard process. Also, prints could be toned before or after fixing.
I made some lumen prints last summer and forgot about them. I thought that they were not good. I even found out that I threw them away… But also I found scans 😆 So you’ll see one picture anyway.
This particular print was processed in PS, so it’s much more contrasty and the colours are a bit different.
Also, I take this opportunity to thank once again Tanel Verk, a person who told me about this process 🙂
The original pic, pre-fixed.