Re: black fingernails, et al, was Re: Paper - baby oil Digi Negs
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: black fingernails, et al, was Re: Paper - baby oil Digi Negs
- From: SteveS <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 11:27:46 -0700
- Comments: alt-photo-process mailing list
- Delivered-to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- List-id: alt-photo-process mailing list <email@example.com>
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org><Pine.NEB.email@example.com><40F1576E-CC1B-4FA8-80A9-2AB6EE669B4F@comcast.net><Pine.NEB.firstname.lastname@example.org><4A9B3C8E.email@example.com><2F2D3273-1662-448A-AF80-629C5141E9E5@net-link.net><Pine.NEB.firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: SteveS <email@example.com>
- Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't understand this, and all the time I thought you were senior in this
game, Judy :)
Imogene Cunningham was a chemist, majored in the university including the
Sorbone, minor in boteny (hense the flower pics); Stichen commanded piro
into the military where he did the chemistry on board ship . . . Morley Baer
was one of his supbordinates; and Stlieglitz was one of the labratory
pioneers of color processes.
Where you been girl? Library's down to the left and uptown 'bout a dozen
Cunningham printed for Curtis . . . those orotypes of Indians. She
inspired/invented the curtistype of brass instead of gold .
----- Original Message -----
From: "Judy Seigel" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 11:38 AM
Subject: Re: black fingernails, et al, was Re: Paper - baby oil Digi Negs
What I'm wondering is.... did folks like Stieglitz, Steichen and Imogene
Cunningham do their own darkroom work? I'm also thinking fame may have
been more likely for those with a long life... they not only lived to do
their "mature work," they were around to hustle it. (I also know folks who
printed for famous photographers, for instance, for Helen Levitt-- and
where the printing process isn't part of the image [as in "alt" & maybe
sometimes even then], I'd count that a consumation devoutly to be wished.)
Meanwhile, the only name that came to mind right off for early death was
Gary Winogrand (and that only because photography's best sneerer, AD
Coleman, sneered at him in one of his books for having left -- hundreds?
thousands? -- of rolls of exposed film unexamined at his death)...
Winogrand was 56.
In any event, I doubt that the figure about increased cancer among
photographers was baseless... Tho now that I think of it, a friend of
mine took David Vestal's class in fine printing at Pratt.... I'll check
with her about his stand on hands-in ... & also check his books to see if
there's a caveat.
I also point out that I never in my life had a sign of allergy of *any*
kind -- not hay fever, not ragweed, not bee stings, let alone bananas and
chocolate that torture me today (sob!). I suppose, therefore, that it was
the years of intimate contact with turpentine in a closed room that
brought it on... I also note that in a painting class in those days
(maybe still today ?) before acrylics, each student had a butcher tray of
oil paints squeezed out and mixed in the center, that is, about 25 trays
sloshing with turpentine in a closed classroom.. Any "fine art" student
was likely to have had several such classes, as did I.
On Sun, 30 Aug 2009, Joseph Smigiel wrote:
Imogen Cunningham at 93 died the same day as Minor White on June 24,
1976. Perhaps Imogen used tongs.