"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 ...
Warden began making platinum prints after graduating ASU in December, with a BFA in Photography and a BA in Art History.
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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.