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Re: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints

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  • Subject: Re: My first platinum-palladium over gold leaf prints
  • From: Keith Gerling <keith.gerling@gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:07:56 -0600
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Dan, these are great.  I've been wanting to incorporate gold leaf into
my work for some time now, and it seems as if you hit on a great
solution.  So can I just steal this idea and run with it, or should I
call it a Danotype?

Is there any reason why the leaf has to me permanently affixed to the
velum, or can I just swap out the leaf and use it for another print?



On Sat, Feb 9, 2008 at 8:48 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