I have felt this same reticence you
display for many years and I might have agreed there was
no commercial market for this Direct Carbon product, at present, in TODAY'S
WORLD. I feel that this climate will change in the near future. (B
& S please note.) Photography is a young science ( approx. 170 years
old) and there have been great social upheavals in society which
have slowed the merging of artistic evolution with photographic
Younger generations learn from what
was discovered by pioneers and then there is a demand, once more, for
products for the practice of these obscured techniques.
Digitalisation cannot provide everything to satisfy searching artistic drive.
The computer is common place, today and cannot provide the theraputic needs
of people in practicing something as satisfying as developing your
own films or making your own prints. Now, electronics and
improved communication systems has made this merging even
easier. Maybe the sale of Direct Carbon paper would not take off without a
lot of promotion and tight maunufacturing controls but , certainly,
knowledge of the subject and how to provide one's own materials ( as
Echague did ) is a very viable product. A similar situation exists with
Bromoil. It is part of Information Technology ( IT ) which is just a
hyped up way of saying, ''Learning how to do something''. The latest zip phrase
is, I believe, ''Information + Communication Technology.'' ( ICT ). This is
a very commercially viable product, in itself, in today's
you suggest, I will eventually publish and share what I have learned
with the rest of us. I will endavour to try to make you
are settling with pleasure into your recent retirement from your previous
employment. I did this eight years ago and still cannot find enough time to
devote to photography .
Regards. John -Photographist -
''I could be
wrong, and nothing would make me happier than to see you
or Dave or Art make
so much money from your labors that you will set
up your grandchildren for
life, but this boy just don't see that
happening, and my suggestion would be
to just share what you have
learned with the rest of us.
I hate to
rain on the parade but I just don't believe there is any
for this product in today's world.