"Sauna printing" is how Claire Warden jokingly describes her process of platinum print making.
Read more about her project and platinum process after the jump ...
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Warden began making platinum prints after graduating ASU in December, with a BFA in Photography and a BA in Art History.
She says the photographs she's currently making are part of of a series of plants she's collected from different geographic sites.
"When I started collecting all these plants and I wasn't really sure why," says Warden. "But I started developing this huge collection and eventually I started putting them in salt baths -- just distilled water and salt -- and covering them to preserve them."
Turns out, printing in a garage is "perfect," according to Warden, because the necessary chemicals must maintain a warm temperature -- they're otherwise normally placed in warm water.