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Re: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints

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Your work in gold leaf is beautiful and a great
application of Platinum/Palladium printing.

Please let me know  about the workshops that will
include the process.



--- Dan Burkholder <fdanb@aol.com> wrote:

> This evening I finally photographed the first group
> of platinum/ 
> palladium over gold leaf prints. I've printed more
> than the nine on  
> this site but these are the most successful to date.
> After doing a lot  
> of inkjet printing over the past couple years, it
> felt very refreshing  
> to be involved with handmade processes once again.
> In some way, this  
> work is almost a rebellion to the direction most
> photography is  
> taking. The prints are small (4"x6" up to
> 5.5"x8.5"), unlike the trend  
> to giantism that the medium is experiencing. I also
> wanted to make  
> prints with a look and feel unlike anything we can
> produce with an  
> inkjet printer.
> I started testing different vellums and sizes in
> December and am  
> starting to get a feel for what works and what
> doesn't. The harder  
> issue (for me at least) is learning what type of
> images work well in  
> this combination and which don't. It's like all of
> photography; the  
> "why's" are always more difficult than the "how's."
> The images themselves are a mix of old and new,
> taking some years-old  
> images that are favorites along with new work from
> our new home in  
> upstate New York and exploring the print impact with
> the gold. The  
> "Flatiron in Spring, New York" image is my first
> effort at bimetal  
> gilding. The Flatiron is in palladium leaf and the
> rest of the print  
> is in 24K gold. I'm eager to do more of this Au/Pd
> leafing. I gotta  
> admit that there's something fun about making prints
> in which the  
> final image is comprised of three precious metals,
> all of which are  
> completely insensitive to light. ;^)
> I will be out of pocket for a couple of days and
> won't be able to  
> reply very promptly to questions or comments.
> Thanks for looking here:
> www.DanBurkholder.com/gold
> Dan
> info@DanBurkholder.com
> www.DanBurkholder.com