[alt-photo] Re: casein

Keith Gerling keith.gerling at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 16:35:30 GMT 2011

I've used the Kremer product and it is cheap and easy.  I have not used it a
LOT, because I really did not see much advantage of casein over gum, but
then I admit that I only used it on wood panels, so the "test" was hardly
extensive.  The results that I got were very interesting and I can certainly
promise that I will get back to it in the future when it warms up and I can
haul my lazy self out to Menards for more wood.  At the moment I am printing
tons of cyanotypes on Masa.  Casein on masa?  That sounds like frustration
in the making...

But while we are on the subject, maybe I can ask a couple of questions of
anybody that has worked with casein.  I believe Loris mentioned that the
exposure is less than with gum.  Is that the case?  How much less?  Loris??
Any comment?  In my case, I cut the exposure back by 20% and the prints
still needed some heavy brushing/rubbing/spraying to clear.  The emulsion
was rather opaque compared to gum, and the print was rather similar to a
temperaprint.  Had the print been on paper, I doubt it would have survived.
So maybe i need to cut the exposure waaaaay back.

On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Christina Anderson <zphoto at montana.net>wrote:

> Yup--did...Lukas seems to be one who has done the process extensively, and
> he was on the list if not still is.
> Chris
> Christina Z. Anderson
> christinaZanderson.com
> On Feb 25, 2011, at 9:05 AM, Paul Viapiano wrote:
> > Look at Lukas Werth's prints on Flickr...beautiful and lots of them!
> >
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> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Christina Anderson" <
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> > Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 7:48 AM
> > Subject: [alt-photo] casein
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> >> (whoops, sent this with the wrong email so sending again)
> >>
> >> Good morning!
> >>
> >> So I'm on this casein hunt for one silly reason--I blame it on Sam Wang.
> Long ago I saw Sam Wang's caseins and thought them beautiful. Four of them
> are in his book, Sam Wang, Four Decades of Photographic Explorations,
> another "must-buy" alt book for just the HUGE amount of alt work documented
> within its pages. Sam's work is very poetic, subtle.
> >
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