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

Carol Gula cgula at tampabay.rr.com
Mon Dec 28 04:28:30 GMT 2009

If there is any alt near Tampa, I'd love  to know.
 I've been  a lurker for  a number of years (can you be shy on the internet 
The past few years I've been focusing on updating my digital skills. I had 
used the Burkholder method for negatives in the past, but promise myself 
I'll be experimenting with Mark Nelson' methods this year.
http://www.alternativephotography.com/artists/carol_gula.html  and 
Rebecca Larson does lots of pinhole  , hand painted work in the Tampa Area
Carol Gula

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christina Anderson" <zphoto at montana.net>
To: <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2009 9:36 PM
Subject: [alt-photo] Re: How do you reproduce your work?

> 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...
> Chris
> Christina Z. Anderson
> christinaZanderson.com
> 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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