0. For the past few years I made prints like this: shoot-develop-scan film, print digitally. The Laptopogram is an inverse.
1. By ‘folding’ the negative and the light source into a single object this technique significantly reduces the time associated with either standard analog processes or
techniques using ‘digital negatives’.
2. Developer: 1 ampule Tetenal Neofin Blau + 500ml water at 20°C
Fixer: 25 to 40ml fixer + 500ml
This yielded about 20 prints.
3. The lowest exposure time that worked was 1.0 seconds. The longest - 13 seconds.
4. My monitor is fairly dim and is 15”. Repeating this with higher resolution / brighter / bigger monitors might be fun.
5. The first time around I made about 30 prints out of which I posted my favorites. In the latter cases, the paper was pressed right up against the screen. A slight distance led to blur, diffusion and generally grayer images.
6. To-do: using actual paper developer, of course; perhaps caffenol; fibre paper; perhaps gum bichromate.
7. Some images were made with scans of film negatives; some are digital images; some are digital photos of drawings and graphics.