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Re: curves and gum and Christopher James book


That's the funny thing about alt practitioners. Everyone wants to control and make the process predictable. Yet once it is predictable, it loses the draw and people switch to something else they can't quite control (yet).

Then there are some who like to concentrate on making visual discoveries.

(I guess I'll be called names too)


On Mar 11, 2008, at 2:45 PM, Judy Seigel wrote:

On Tue, 11 Mar 2008, Kees Brandenburg wrote:

The only thing we want with printed negatives is to make them 'behave' in
such a way that the image tones in the final print are exactly as the image tones onscreen.
I'm trying to follow this discussion (no quizzes please), but at this point MUST point out that we gum printers don't particularly concern ourselves with "onscreen image." I myself (and others I know) tend to *find* the image in the printing, that is with the variables of sensitizer, development, number of coats, etc. as... variables.

I still hope/intend/seriously desire to master (mistress?) diginegs -- but you make it sound like Zone System (or Ansel Adams) without Roman Numerals... Is that everything "alt" is about?

(So call me names -- sorry about that !)