Besanko has been working with the now obsolete Kodalith paper since the 1970s. Originally intended for graphic art purposes, Kodalith paper was adopted by a number of photographers because of its ability to produce a wide range of grainy, high-contrast, and sepia tonal effects. Kodalith’s unusual qualities required a high degree of skill from the photographers who had to remove the print at precisely the right moment from the developer and quickly get it into the stop bath, making each print unique.
Robert Besanko -Back Skirt, 1976, Kodalith paper print
Robert Besanko -Denise No. 3, 1976 Kodalith paper print
Robert Besanko -Mandy, No. 1. 1971-1972.
Robert Besanko -Untitled (Mandy butterfly legs) , 1971