[alt-photo] Re: How do you reproduce your work?

Christina Anderson zphoto at montana.net
Mon Dec 28 02:36:22 GMT 2009

Hi Sam!
It is a pain.  I did a book of my work in Blurb, including the borders and some of the paper as well, and it looks---cut off.  Normally I show all my borders and a bit of the white of the paper when I mat but in print it looks weird. 

I just got into this discussion with a senior who did a wonderful project in gum.  She matted leaving a border showing, 1/4 to 1/2 inch around each gum print, but no brushey edges, and they looked really clean and nice, and I think it may be the way to go with print.  I will still expose my edges, though, in framed work.

I have been thinking a lot about the list because I just collated 379 pages of alt list advice down to an organized, alphabetized, 127 pp and am very proud of myself for finally doing it.  But it was so cool (since I have authors attached to every post) to go through all these names of listees over the years who have contributed.  Makes me so proud of this list!

Hope everyone is having a great holiday!  I am enjoying family and good Montepulciano d'Abruzzo dry red wine and the warm(er) weather of Tampa FL. 

Hmmm.....wonder if there is any alt down here...

Christina Z. Anderson

On Dec 27, 2009, at 5:42 PM, sam wang wrote:

> Wow. The list is so quiet.
> My posts didn't seem to have shown up, so maybe there are still hiccups.
> Anyhow, let me see if anyone might like to respond, in case this message does reach the list: in publications, how do you like to show your alt work? That is, other than accuracy of colors etc, how do you treat the paper outside of the image area? Would you crop it all out or would you leave a faint paper color and texture?
> I know it's something to be determined on a case by case basis, but is there a general feeling that for hand coated alt processes, only the coated area is important, or how about the way the coated area sits on the paper surface? The question can be important especially when the highlights are more of the color of the paper itself, and when the paper is not very white to begin with.
> How about some discussions?
> Sam Wang
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