Re: I agree with Sandy
I have to agree with Judy and Sandy.
There is a small group that meets twice a week at the B+S carbon works factory. We call ourselves the Carbon Study Group but we also do more than carbon. At this moment I am turning our indsutrial neighborhood into what smells like a bordello since I am boiling down $50.00 worth of lavender oil to a resin for a pre-daguerreian/* */photo experiment for tomorrow's session. There are other cheaper modern materials that would work as well To the point of Judy and Sandy's comments, we do run into the modern vs traditional argument. As we explore these processes we can see how they can be improved with modern methods and materials. We can substitute "the modern this" for the "traditional that" and avoid some of the problems inherent in the older traditional process. But and that is a big "but," it isn't the same. There is a sense of historical connection that one makes by doing it the way they used to do it. It is in a sense related to that idea of the handmade that I have discussed here before. On the other hand, there is the utilitarian approach that some people take that is it is the results that count. If one gets a beautiful picture then what's the gripe? Both sides have their merits.
Ok, someone's going to ask how I know what a bordello smells like.
Judy Seigel wrote:
Sndy King wrote:It has always seemed to me that the mystique of Fresson is almost entirely due to the fact that the prints are made by members of the Fresson family using a proprietary printing method that around a century old. Even if one were able to manufacture a direct carbon type paper that is superior to Fresson it still would not be a Fresson.=================================