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Svala's Saga Book + Print

Svala's Saga Book + Print

Svala's Saga photobook with a handmade palladium-toned kallitype & pigment photographic print.

Authors/Artists: Emma Powell & Kirsten Hoving
With a foreword by Bill McKibben


Book preview:


Svala’s Saga is a photographic fairy tale about the journey of a single character and the world she inhabits. As told through multiple interrelated photographs, our character, Svala, is confronted with the sudden loss of the world’s birds. She then embarks on a mythic quest: as the Earth heats and cools, she journeys through the wilderness searching for the last remaining eggs.


About the print process: This print is a combination of digitally printed color and the historic palladium chemical process. The color is printed in a single layer directly onto Arches Platine (uncoated) paper using an inkjet printer and archival inks. Palladium chemicals are then patined/coated directly onto the paper surface. Once this solution is dry, a digital negative is aligned with the color underprint using registration makes, this is a symbol in each corner which will be visible on the border of the print outside the image area. Once registered the paper and negative are pressed in a contact print frame and exposed to UV light for a specific amount of time. After this exposure is complete the print is processed through a series of chemical baths in order to develop and stabilize the chemical print. Hand-made prints may have slight unique process marks or variations. 


Palladium lies on the paper surface, rather than within gelatin or another type of emulsion. As a result, the final Palladium image is matte with a deposit of palladium absorbed slightly into the paper. Palladium prints are very durable. The platinum/palladium group metals are very stable against chemical reactions that might degrade the print—even more stable than gold. 


13"x11" commercially printed photobook. 104 pages. ImageWrap hardcover.


Print: 8"x10" handmade palladium-toned kallitype & pigment photograph.


  • Return Policy and Shipping

    If you are unsatisfied with your purchase you can return the print for your money back for 30 days after purchase. The print must be in the same condition that you received it and undamaged in any way. You will be responsible for the return shipping.

    If the print is damaged upon arrival please contact me within 30 days for a refund or replacement.

    International customers are responsible for any customs fees.

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