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Re: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints

Dude, you're awesome and so are these images.  Thanks for sharing them with
the list.  Tom H.
P.S. I have no trouble opening.  Closing things is a problem for me...

On 2/9/08 6:48 PM, "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