Re: Weston Diploma Parchment
I'm no expert on pt/pd but have worked a fair amount with the old paper and my students loved it except for its flimsiness. What I found was it doesn't clear very well so the first bath has to be acidic. And I am wondering if your "palm print" is not that at all but uneven coating, as the paper is quite absorbent. John Zowkowski is sending me a sample of the new stuff shortly and I have lots of the old to compare with (I bought 250 sheets last year) so I'll see if there is a change.
But more importantly, what I wanted to say is I just LOVE that image! It is hilarious. Very contemporarily vacant/banale. I have a former student whose work is right up your alley. He's been photographing building sites of a "suburban dream" nature.
Christina Z. Anderson
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jon Reid" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:46 AM
Subject: Weston Diploma Parchment