Dave, Your future comments about Direct Carbon and
Fresson etc., will, I am sure, be of great interest to many List members. I
personally look forward to your words.
Please remind me when it was I sent you my print. I
have been through three computers since then and lost a great deal of info. I
started my experimenting last century around 1993 and must admit I have
still much to learn about the use of gelatine and carbon and dichro. But I am
very happy with the results I have obtained so far.
Shortly, I will post some published material by
Echague to do with the actual formulae for his Carbondir process which might
encourage a few practicing workers (on, and off, the List) to develop
their own systems. But, like you, gardening, grass mowing etc., is
becoming more theraputic to me in my old age.
Still, I would be pleased to receive a sample
of your work. Thanks.
To answer Chris's question, ' Why did Nadeau
bug Echague rather than going to the Fresson family for their
I guess Nadeau thought Echague would be a a more
promising ''easy touch'' in view of the Fressons reputation for being so
protective of their great grandfather's research which took him approx. seven
years before bringing it to the market at around 1899.
Echague certainly did not need the money but it
seems, Luis felt, he wanted to find a younger person to carry on with his
work. There must surely be many of these out there in the schools and
universities around the world willing to start practical testing of
formulae. Digital negative making is an enormous help.
BTW, Echague used paper negatives for the
vaste majority of exposures for his positive Carbondir and
Fresson prints. I wonder what his procedure would be today if he were
Right now I am going to sit in the garden and get some UV exposure for my
More later. John - Photographist- London - UK
---- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 10:33
Subject: RE: Why did Nadeau bug Echague
re the Fresson secrets??
emails went to junk mail folder, so I just noticed them today. I will come
back to mention a few things on this thread later as I am going out
John, I appreciate
your sending me a direct carbon print of yours. I intended to send one back to
you, but as mentioned, I changed job and never got the time/energy to do it.
When I get back to it, I still want to send you a print. I will ask for your
address at that time.