Re: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints
Wow. Agreed, Steve. Best Flatiron building I've seen to date. I especially love the bird image and the others that are what I might term a spiritual landscape or dreamscape concept...little teeny house in the distance and such. The last image in the series of trees does nuttin' for me tho.
I am impressed you got something like this to show up on a scan or photograph because I would have thought they were difficult to photograph.
How did you come up with the idea?
I was going to grump because when I tried to view them last night there was nothing there, but then I switched my browser to Explorer instead of Netscape and voila!
----- Original Message ----- From: "stephen wasilewski" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 8:35 AM
Subject: Re: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints
Dan, 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. Regards, Steve --- Dan Burkholder <email@example.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