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Alberto Novo - the link...!!!

Hi, Alberto, Even viewing your pictures of Venice on my monitor I think they are an inspiration and a pleasure to ponder over. Altho' some may regard them as ''chocolate boxy'' I think they prove that the subject is the main issue, here, whatever process is used. I would not attempt to emulate your results using gum. In fact I am so ''overwhelmed'', with your creations that I feel like giving up with ''alt phot'', altogether, and going back to impressionist style oil colour painting of which your work reminds me.
Thanks for these rays of sunlight.
Best wishes. John - Photographist - London - UK

----- Original Message ----- From: "Alberto Novo" <alt_list@albertonovo.it>
To: <alt-photo-process-L@usask.ca>
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2007 8:12 AM
Subject: Re: Gum Negs: CMYK, RGB or "Spot" Colour - the link...!!!

I would add that ten images obtained with this method are in my page inside the Gruppo Namias site. Just click on "authors" from the left side bar and click on "Alberto Novo", and then look the portfolio "Venetian Gums".
What you see are not exact reproductions of the true colours, though the images look "likely". I used this method to give the peception of the colours instead of showing the true ones. For example, the stones of the paving in Venice are made of trachyte, a stone with a warm hue, but most of the Venician, when asked about its colour, say that it is gray.
Also, for enhancing the consistency of the portfolio, I ever used the same pigment for the sky (which is most othe time cerulean instead of blue here).