Re: Paper Nrgatives
Hi John, It has been a few years hasn't it. The early days of the Bromoil
list as I recall.
I am presently only superficially familiar with Echague's work and have not
yet done anything with direct carbon myself, although I do find the idea
intriguing. It will have to wait for some day down the road though as I am
still reeling from the shock of receiving an eviction notice from our
A sincere Thank You for your words of encouragement though, it's much
appreciated. I will try to post some details to my website when I am able to
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Grocott" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "The List" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 4:11 AM
Subject: Paper Nrgatives
> Hello Andrea, again, after several years,
> Jose Ortiz Echague's prints were mostly made
using full size paper negatives produced long before computers were ever
> Early in his career Echague was using a 6 X 9 cm camera so I suppose he
would have contacted the original neg from the camera with other film,
probably ortho, to make a positive tranny which could then be enlarged onto
the paper to give a full size paper neg.
> Unusual, though, that you are working with Carbon
Transfer and paper negs and what great results you have achieved.
Echague's prints, as you may know, were made on Direct Carbon paper.
> Having read some of your w/s may I wish you the
potential to rise out of the threatening housing problems you describe so
you may keep your creative workspace and carry on making pictures.
> Sincere best wishes.
> John - Photographist - London - UK