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RE: Back after a long time

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  • Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 14:27:12 +0300 (EEST)
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Hi Benno, welcome back. Very nice first prints!

I noticed that you tone your images with KRST, I personally think this is
not a good idea - technically. Think about toning with Gold (gold-thiourea
toner is superb for that purpose; considering its good capacity & shelf
life and reusability...) or Palladium. You'll like the results much
(colors & tonality), and they're very stable toned with Gold or




It's been about 5 years since I posted to this list.  I joined at at time
when I had just taken workshops in Platinum/Palladium and Gum printing and
was all fired up to continue to explore alternative processes.  Despite that
early enthusiasm, I put up some mental road blocks to myself after a few
early failures and returned to standard sliver-gelatin printing.  A month or
so ago I felt I was in a creative slump and decided that it was time to
return to exploration of new areas.  I have decided to work on a project in
which I will shoot pinhole and zone plate images and print them using the
Argyrotype process.  I shot a number of negatives in early September in both
4x5 and 8x10 and spent the next several weeks developing the film while
wating for my supplies to arrive from Bostick & Sullivan.  A few things I
needed were backordered, so I spent another few weeks biding my time and
printing my negatives on silver-gelatin paper to get an idea of how they
look as prints.  Finally last weekend the rest of my materials arrived and
Tuesday night I was able to finally get moving.  The first two images I
printed are available for viewing on Flickr -
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23974660@N03/sets/72157608061261664/.  I'd love
some feedback, good or constructively bad.

Benno Jones