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RE: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints

Try Mozilla Firefox.

Don Bryant

-----Original Message-----
From: Rajul [mailto:eyeear@telus.net] 
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 11:40 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints

Dan, All I could see of your .com/gold image was a textured rich gray 
surface with a lighter center. This was on Safari. I dare not use 
Explorer because it creates freezing problems.

Any suggestions?  Thanks.  Rajul

On 9-Feb-08, at 6:48 PM, Dan Burkholder 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