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MAGNAchrom hybrid issue

On Sep 19, 2007, at 6:57 PM, ryberg wrote:

I went through the legal stuff without reading much, filled out the other form, got my password accepted and downloaded the--drum beat--
19+ megabyte file--not for the faint of heart or the dial-up modem.
I have to agree with Charles that it's a real chore for the dial-up modem; I did finish the subscription proces this morning but it took exactly an hour, from 6:56 to 7:56, to download the issue.

But I'm glad I did, because reading this issue has inspired and cheered me. I'm only a little more than halfway through or so, but I just wanted to take a moment and say how much I've enjoyed reading Diana Bloomfield's article; the writing is great and the pictures are outstanding. Great job!

I also want to say that the hybrid spirit of this issue feels similar to the spirit of a fairly new forum called hybrid photo, an offshoot of APUG. Many people assume that it's just for discussions about digital negatives (it does a very good job of that; I've learned so much there from people like Michael Koch-Schulte) or other digital questions, but it's also a place where people are coming together to explore new forms of photographic image-making. For example, Denise Ross, who is featured in an interview in the MAGNAchrom issue under discussion, has been doing some innovative work with tricolor gum over handcoated gelatin silver.