Re: Where's Waldo... errrr I mean Christina?
I'll be doing that this weekend! I have three full days free. Neg is printed and ready to expose. I will powder everything but my tushy. My biggest problem is figuring out how to see through the screen to expose the strips in equal increments...
My screen I used to always use was Dan Welden's but I bought the Elizabeth Dove one. It is reallllly nice-more sturdy, etc.
Yes, PDN is as simple as it is complex. If I can teach it to 17 students at once and they all see the value in it (with a couple slackers who don't want to put the time in and pay their dues), that is quite satisfying. We are doing platinum these next two weeks, but even VDB was astonishing in how beautiful it was, especially on Weston paper, when curved right. With gum I had them do uncurved negs first and then curved negs next to compare the difference--same print. That is always a great visual to students when you print an uncurved and curved side by side of the same exact image.
More than all that, it is the beauty of seeing how different materials respond to different colored light--solarplate requiring more of a blue range neg which would not work in many other processes. I'd still love to know the hardening chemical in the plates.
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