Loris and All,
The format of ''Hippy Tower'' is 11 X 14 cm from a digital neg on
Loris wrote, ''Can you please clearly outline your
process? (If you like to.)''
I would dearly like
to answer your very comprehensive question about my process which was arrived at
by several years of research, both from reading obscured published and
unpublished texts , plus many, many hours of practical work. The practical
side of it all has been the most revealing,to me.
So you would like
me to give you, and the World, all the salient details of my process on this
I believe that yourself and thousands
of others are anything but ''dummies.''
Without getting into my cryptic British mode of writing I may say that I
have supplied, on several ocassions, enough detail to enable others to pursue a
similar path of research to my own. I have often said I would be willing to
assist if there were any questions.
There did not seem to be very much response to this suggestion that a good
deal of effort would need to be applied to arrive at good results with Direct
A cryptic British suggestion ; why dont you ask
Mike Ware about Direct Carbon ?
you think that as a result of all that work I might envisage, at least, a
little financial return for my efforts without appearing unduly selfish
If and when I decide to seriously commercialize my process, you will know about
it, as there is no one making and selling a Direct Carbon paper, at
Watch This Space ! !
''There is no Royal road to success.''
Glad you think '' Hippy Tower'' is a ''nice''
print . Thanks.
Sincerely and with good humour.
John - Photographist - London - UK
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2007 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: Bleach
> Nice print - what is the actual size?
you please clearly outline your process? (If you like to.) I don't
> remember any clear description of your process (and I'm member
> this list since 2003) - only few messages suggesting a lot
> different "possible" coating/sizing materials (quite confusing
to me -
> maybe not for those who're more aquainted to historical
> procedures). Since English is not my native language, I
> missed the clear / real meanings of your several - maybe
> previous postings on the subject. (I may have
attributed this to the
> fact that you're British - in the sense of
your writing style -, but
> it's not the same when I read posts /
articles from Mike Ware; they're
> clear, definite - unless stated
otherwise - and comprehensive.) A
> description targeted for
"dummies" would do good. (Sorry if I missed
> such a posting ->
I'd be grateful if you provide me links to those
> For the moment I'm pretty satisfied with the method
Marek described /
> suggested *in just few clear words /
sentences*, because *it doesn't
> include any extra step / material
other than regular household
> bleach*. (I mean when compared to
good ol' standard gum dichromate as
> we know it.)
> Quoting John Grocott <email@example.com>:
>> Good Morning
This Bleach thread seems to have
>> developed into a ''big
deal''. My own association with Javel Water
that I have used it for about fourteen years in my Direct Carbon
>> process as already decribed in several previous
>> There is a modest D/C image of mine made on
high quality bog
>> standard wall paper ( 220 gsm )
''Hippy Tower'' if anyone would care
>> to view it on
This print is not yet for sale but it could be up for auction in
>> about 1 0 3 years.
>> I am wondering if
polyurythane spray coated on both sides ( thanks
Loris ) would render the print more archival.
>> Happy hols
and seasonal greetings to all.
>> John - Photographist -
London - UK