[alt-photo] Re: casein history
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Mon Jul 9 16:32:49 GMT 2012
FWIW, I first heard about casein from Ernie Theisen back around 1997. At that time I hosted a website entitled "Alternative Photographic Processes" on AOL. Some of Ernie's bromoil and casein work was uploaded to that website along with work done in other processes from list folks like Peter Fredrick (fotempura) , Gene Laughter (bromoil), Karl Koenig (gumoil), (Mark Sink (cyanotype), as well as a few others.
Ernie emailed a recipe and some links about casein bichromate to me and I tried it out about that time. I liked the process because exposures were shorter than gum, but that also meant I needed to recalibrate everything. Since I did not know of any sanctioned pigment-stain test for casein, I put the process aside and never looked back.
On Jul 9, 2012, at 11:30 AM, Christina Anderson wrote:
> Dear Casein Printers,
> I hope this is OK to ask on the list.
> I am interested in some historical information for a casein timeline.
> Where did you first read about it? What year? Who taught you? Are you continuing to do the process?
> I know there are a few of you out there. Peter Blackburn, I think you said you read Langford's book. What year was that and where?
> Even if you just tried it and abandoned it, that's fine.
> If you want to email me offlist because this isn't a list convo, that's fine, too.
> I'm just trying to get a sense of its more modern presence.
> Also, Marek, you were talking about Fresson maybe containing casein. The amount of casein/gelatin I have come across is 10-30% casein to gelatin. Have you tried it yet?
> Christina Z. Anderson
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