In 1834, William Talbot had already created the first photogram. He experimented with different chemicals to create an image. Among other things, he soaked a sheet of writing paper in a solution of cooking salt and silver nitrate. And light-sensitive silver chloride was born. For exposure, he laid small items on the sensitized paper and exposed it to sunlight. He used the principle of contact copy.
The items left a pattern of white marks, while the rest of the paper turned black. To fix the image, Talbot used - once again - a salt solution.
He named this process "photogenic drawing". It is actually a further development of the Nature Print (used by Thomas Walgenstein, among others, and known since the middle ages.
In the beginning of the 20th century, the process was reintroduced to the world of art photography under the names Photogram (Lászlo Moholy-Nagy, El Lissitzky), Schadography (Christian Schad) as well as Rayography (Man Ray). And evn today the process is still used to experiment in the darkroom by both amateurs and professionals alike.
Talbot developed his process further to the Kalotype (Patent 1841), which was later named Talbotype in his honor, and thereby created a further photographic negative process.
The Fotospeed Salt Printing kit contains everything you need to make your own salt prints, except for Ammonia, which you can get at the pharmacy.
Three Stabiliser Solutions
Traditional Applicator (Cotton wool stuffed in a tube)
10 sheets Caneletto 160gr Watercolor Paper
One pair protective gloves
Inkjet Film to create a digital contact negative
Complete instructions in English