Solarized print process

Solarisation is a phenomenon in photography in which the image recorded on a negative or on a photographic print is wholly or partially reversed in tone. Dark areas appear light or light areas appear dark.

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King George VI, by Bertram Park, 1930s - NPG  - © estate of Bertram Park / National Portrait Gallery, London

King George VI
by Bertram Park
NPG x1695

John Piper, by Howard Coster, 1954 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Piper
by Howard Coster
NPG x2085

Caroline Fleur (née Vatcher), Lady Hobart, by Madame Yevonde, 1960s - NPG  - © Yevonde Portrait Archive

Caroline Fleur (née Vatcher), Lady Hobart
by Madame Yevonde
NPG x29822

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