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Re: Safari solution - [was My first platinum-palladium over gold leafprints]

I think you guys having problems seeing Dan's pictures may have Javascript disabled in your browser. Enable it - it really is not a significant security problem - and enjoy the images.


Rajul wrote:
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: