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Re: Alt-emulsion-projection



Sam,

I'm curious about the glowing reports you mentioned, since I've heard
nothing but bad things (especially on this list) about cyanotype rex.  I
would be interested to hear the other side, though...could you point me in
the direction of some good, unbiased articles/reviews/etc. about the rex
process?

Camden Hardy

camden[at]hardyphotography[dot]net
http://www.hardyphotography.net



On Thu, October 19, 2006 6:43 am, sam wang wrote:
> Great idea for an installation project, David!
>
> I would only add that other than what you have proposed, you would want
> to use a subject dressed in black, dancing under moonlight. Also, I
> would convert your camera into a pinhole camera. The effects would be
> spectacular.
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> Cyanotype Rex, from the glowing reports I've read, would be the perfect
> emulsion for this project. Remember to add the Royal Photographic
> Society Fellow to your list of credits.
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> Do let us know what grade you receive for the project.
>
> Sam
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> On Oct 18, 2006, at 7:11 PM, David Elinoff wrote:
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>> Hello,
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>> My current project may require an alternative photographic emulsion.
>> Iíve
>> mostly considered Cyanotype Rex as a route for experimentation and it
>> appears to be my best bet, however, Iím not certain.
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>> Basically, an image will be captured and subsequently projected,
>> without
>> development (the result of this exposure may either be positive or
>> negative). I donít expect this to behave like normal motion picture
>> film Ė
>> Iím not expecting any miracles, and I imagine I will sacrifice speed
>> for
>> simplicity and legibility. This emulsion only requires to be so fast
>> as to
>> register some change in the frame, but perhaps just slow enough for the
>> image to last at least a second or two before Ďfadingí under the
>> projection lamp.
>>
>> The installation will utilize computer controlled 16mm
>> analyzer-projectors
>> that I have developed, and will modify for realization of this work.
>> I hope I will be applying cyanotype (or another emulsion applicable for
>> this purpose) to gelatin coated 16mm clear leader soon. Before I get
>> mired
>> in the chemistry, Iíd appreciate any recommendations from the list
>> since
>> Iím a bit out of my element and wondering whether Iím barking up the
>> wrong
>> tree (or barking mad, thatís a possibility!).
>>
>> Thanks for your advice and suggestions.
>>
>> -David L. Elinoff
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