Good Morning the Six Hundred,
Carbon. There are many processes which come into this
category that we know about. The more the merrier, wouldnt you say?
Variety is the spice of Life, and all that.
systems. My guess is that we shall never know the
Fresson secrets much like the story of Artigue who discovered the basic
Direct Carbon process. Artigue died with his secrets which he had
discovered ''accidently'' while making architechtural
drawing copies. For all anyone knows Fresson may be using a traditional four
colour carbon process for their current colour work.
The first Fresson( great grandfather), therefore had no info on Artigue's
process other than that which he could discern by inspection and experimentation
which produced similar results, in appearance,
I think it is great that a cutting edge group like
this List is so alive with interest to research a process which is almost
BTW Dave. What kind of grass cutting mower are
you using? Is it the one which has an attachment for a camera on the handle so
you may get blurry pics while mowing?
Development. I tried this method when I started messing
around with Direct Carbon fourteen years ago. I ended up using kitty litter from
Tesco's which is courser than boxwood but it did, of course, do the
trick. The sawdust method is used in connection with temperature control
of the initial soaking water bath.
I now use a fine adjustable garden spray,
with no temperature concern, which allows much greater detail control
in the picture. Echague may have tried this. I wonder if Fressons ever did?
Luis Nadeau? Whatever happened to him? A great gatherer and purveyor
of information. I would not have discovered anything without Luis's
More and more, later.
John - Photographist - London -