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RE: curves and gum and Christopher James book

Hi Kees

Great to see your gum portraits, thanks for the link, very inspiring. 



-----Original Message-----
From: Kees Brandenburg [mailto:ctb@zeelandnet.nl] 
Sent: 11 March 2008 21:25
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: curves and gum and Christopher James book

On 11 mrt 2008, at 19:45, Judy Seigel wrote:

> 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

Hi Judy, you're absolutely right. As a gumprinter too I  love the  
freedom of the process, but like to start with a negative that has a  
predictable relation with the image i start with, just  to keep some  
variables constant . My images are not so very 'real' anyway -


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