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Re: Alt-emulsion-projection

There are some very beautiful examples in the exhibition at Fairfield Halls (UK) that I mentioned.
Best wishes,

----- Original Message ----- From: "Camden Hardy" <camden@hardyphotography.net>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 3:23 PM
Subject: Re: Alt-emulsion-projection


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

Camden Hardy


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

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.

Do let us know what grade you receive for the project.


On Oct 18, 2006, at 7:11 PM, David Elinoff wrote:


My current project may require an alternative photographic emulsion.
mostly considered Cyanotype Rex as a route for experimentation and it
appears to be my best bet, however, I'm not certain.

Basically, an image will be captured and subsequently projected,
development (the result of this exposure may either be positive or
negative). I don't expect this to behave like normal motion picture
film -
I'm not expecting any miracles, and I imagine I will sacrifice speed
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 'fading' under the
projection lamp.

The installation will utilize computer controlled 16mm
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
in the chemistry, I'd appreciate any recommendations from the list
I'm a bit out of my element and wondering whether I'm barking up the
tree (or barking mad, that's a possibility!).

Thanks for your advice and suggestions.

-David L. Elinoff