Dan and Jean and Alberto,
Gees, when it rains in my life it pours. Accreditation docs due for our School, trying to figure out the Italy thing, and then my husband's mom died this weekend so off to MN for the funeral. So I welcome ALL of this stuff below and am putting it together in a doc for my Director, but if I don't email in the next week or so I thank you...I am listening to all suggestions. And Jean, one of these days I want to do it in France.
I know this is a TMI but my husband is currently at the bottom of the Grand Canyon with a group (you put in for a permit to float the river and it takes 15 years to get one!) and unavailable by phone, and thus I have had to book him a flight out of Las Vegas incommunicato so he can make the funeral. And my first words to him are that his mom died. How weird is this??? Hopefully he will get out of the Canyon and on a plane in his unwashed bathingsuit, etc. while I bring a dress suit for him to wear. It just CAN'T get any weirder this week.
PS Paul Vapiano, unrelated email, forgive me but I'll be busy for a while so one email will suffice, but Daniel Smith gum has been my tried and true forever, but I find all gums work great, mixed from powder, bought from B and S, Daniel Smith, Photographer's Formulary, Artcraft Chems. I like the DS so much I bought a gallon when it went on sale.
Christina Z. Anderson
----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan Corsillo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 8:32 AM
Subject: Re: Italy
Can I suggest this group to contact in Italy: Gruppo Rodolpho Namias.
Their website is: http://www.grupponamias.com/. They are a group
dedicate exclusively to alternative photo processes with members
throughout Italy and in other parts of the world. Although I haven't
contacted them personally, I'm confident they will be happy to be of
Since I am new to this list I will describe my background very briefly.
I got started in photography in 1967 when I edited the high school
paper. We were at the deadline for the second issue and our photographer
was sick so I developed the negs and did the printing while getting
instructions over the phone. I went on to a job as a lab tech and was
assigned the task of producing photos for illustrations for publication
in scientific journals. My next job was as a medical photographer and
from there I went on to run the visual communications lab at a school of
architecture where we did photography (large and small format),
printmaking (silkscreen, intaglio etc.), film (documentary& animated)
and whatever the academic staff decided would be a good idea at the
time. I got to dabble in some alt processes during that time, notably
carbon an palladium which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I've been away from any photographic work for many years now, but I've
decided to get back into it through alternative processes.
Incidentally, I was born in Italy (I now live in Toronto, Canada) but
don't get to visit nearly as often as I like so I'm more than a little
envious of your situation, leading a class in whatever discipline in
Italy and getting payed for it - have a great time. Oh, I'd recommend
the fall. The best of in season for food and wine making season just
starting - it doesn't get better than that.
Jean Daubas wrote:
Hi Christina !