1945. A rare carbro-print portrait of Rita Hayworth. Carbro prints offer great blacks and beautiful colour, with even the highlights showing a full tonal range. What’s more, carbro prints will never fade.
But they are incredibly time-consuming and painstaking to produce. The process, a variation of carbon printing, was introduced in the early-20th century. It involves creating three colour separation negatives and printing one on top of the other. The slightest misplacement or movement during printing results in a blurred image.
Photo by Robert Coburn.