This photo is shot on film and is printed on Foma MG Classic Matt (not really matt), OLD STOCK...I have a small amount of this paper left and am trying to use it judiciously. The staining process is something I thought of doing after seeing hundreds of crazy colors appear in photo paper after a day of being in the trash can at school!! I decided to control that process of staining and then stumbled upon this effect just because I had this particular kind of paper at hand.
I recently purchased a new box and the emulsion is not the same...very unfortunate, but that happens a lot these days. I mean, that products you love simply disappear or change. This piece is already framed in an antique octagon with domed glass. It looks awesome and is part of the Ghost Ships series.
I think I already have all the photos for that series and just need to go in an edit. I will be using photos from across about 15 years of shooting. I need a few new ones, too, of course. The one above is new.