Thanks for posting those, Marek. That is brave of you to post the originals, too. I like the rich red of those. Almost of my gum prints have been made with either pinhole, zone plate, or a toy camera. I made my first couple of gum prints from a lens-based camera only last week. I couldn't believe how much easier it was to register from a sharp, well-defined negative. I had no idea. |
I do have a related question maybe you or someone else can answer. I always size my paper, and dry it, outside, and I sized a batch last week when it was unusually cold here. I had my gelatin and hardener in one of those electric pots that keeps warm, but I still had to coat fairly quickly. I've had a lot of gum-printing trouble with that paper ever since. So is that a known problem-- coating gum, or sizing, or hanging it up to dry-- in relatively cold weather? Or should that not make any difference?
On Nov 29, 2008, at 12:38 PM, Marek Matusz wrote:
It has been so quiet on the list that I decided to post some pictures printed over the holidays. They are gum prints made from pinhole photographs. I have done the worst thing by posting the originals as well, but maybe it will create some discussion
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