Re: Weston Diploma Parchment
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- Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 18:24:39 +1100
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Thanks for your support of the image Christina! I have a fan.
Hilarious? You're a Capricorn right? Contemporarily vacant/banale is
a nice description. It's from a series called Apocalypse Now that I'm
hoping to exhibit next year at Gordon Undy's Point Light gallery in
On 23/10/2008, at 12:46 AM, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:
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" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:46 AM
Subject: Weston Diploma Parchment
Just following on from this mornings post.
Here are a few pics of my clearing baths showing how yellow the
first bath became. I'm sure the clearing bath was reducing
somewhat the 'warmth' of the paper. Only two 5x7 prints had been
in this bath when the pics were taken. It is Kodak Hypo-Clear.
Others have complained about its wet strength, which I found to
be ok. What really surprised me was how easily/readily it
absorbed grease from my fingers hands. The act of tearing up a
11x14 sheet into smaller pieces has left that large palm-print on
the paper which you can see as the really yellow bit. This then
clears and takes the image with it! Obviously if I was printing
anything other than tests I'd use full sheets and not handle any
part related to the image but I've never had that issue with