U of S | Mailing List Archive | alt-photo-process-l | RE: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints

RE: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints

Glad to hear that worked!


-----Original Message-----
From: Rajul [mailto:eyeear@telus.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 12:05 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints

I got all the updates installed but got no pt-pd over gold leaf images 
on Dan's website  (wasted time??).
Then I went after MozFF and lo and behold, all images spilled out on my 
screen.  Ever so many thanks for the suggestion! Dan, they are 


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:
>> www.DanBurkholder.com/gold
>> Dan
>> info@DanBurkholder.com
>> www.DanBurkholder.com