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Re: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints

Thanks Don , but I cannot access it. Rajul

On 10-Feb-08, at 8:51 AM, Don Bryant wrote:

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: