[alt-photo] Re: book release
marekmatusz at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 12 18:25:43 GMT 2013
How do i get signed copy.
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On Jan 12, 2013, at 11:31 AM, "Kerik Kouklis" <kerik at kerik.com> wrote:
> I am SO looking forward to this. I am amazed by your continued energy and dedication. No doubt it will become a classic.
> Big congratulations Chris. You've earned every bit of it.
> On Jan 12, 2013, at 8:31 AM, Christina Anderson <christinazanderson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Peter and all,
>> Thanks to all of you for the kind words, and Peter, can't wait to see your reaction to your work in there. You'll have to show Tatiana her picture.
>> Somehow, seeing one's work in print is somewhat...shocking....even when 1/3 page. I had paid for a high-end proof for the book to make SURE the color was accurate since the book is all about color. Thus what I got to see this week was a 19 lb (!) high-end proof of the entire book. I had no idea what I was asking for. THAT was overkill.
>> So the good news is being able to see the color pages before press (the bad news is paying for return overnight shipping).
>> There are so few casein printers I know about out there so it is you, Peter, and Sam, me, Alberto, Marek, and Rosae Reeder intertwined within those pages. Unfortunately a couple others did not respond to my emails as was the case with gum as well.
>> The book is not perfect. It has lots of little (hopefully, only) flaws, and things I wish I had done better, an edge of a photo not cropped here, a word misspelled there, alignment off in a paragraph, but I gave it as much as I had to give and that I feel good about. Hopefully there will be no errata in formulas (gasp). HIstory of gum and casein will only interest a few, but I felt that was important to include since my personal research centered so heavily on it. Oh well. Someone may thank me in 100yr.
>> The digital negative chapter was the WORST. I tried to be all things to all people, highlight all systems out there (PDN, QTR, Harmon, Ware, Burkholder, Reeder) AND make it intermediate-digital friendly, and it became laboriously lengthy and way too complex. I ended up doing a disservice to all. Ron Reeder rescued me. He essentially rewrote the chapter under a ridiculous deadline, as well as tested his process in four processes while doing so. It is his simple system in that chapter which even beginning Photoshoppers should understand. What I call accessible. So a trial ended up in a huge blessing.
>> I personally look at it as a celebration of the alt list. Despite all the arguments over the years, there has been so much good. But I do have a page dedicated to "the stain wars" which Mark Nelson will heheheheh about, sharing Koester's much-quoted dreaded stain test.
>> And hopefully all will note p. 36 paragraph gum caveat "There are no absolutes." :)
>> Included is Alberto's indexed color method, Frances' one-tray VDB process, Sam Wang's duotone neg process, etc. etc. etc. so you see why I feel it is a celebration of the alt list.
>> But the photographs MAKE the book. They are the testament to alt.
>> I don't mean to go on and on about this all, I am just very excited as you can tell.
>> On Jan 11, 2013, at 11:11 AM, Peter Blackburn wrote:
>>> Fantastic news, Christina! Can't wait to order the book and will promote it here in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. Cover looks attractive and appealing for opening to read further . . .
>>> Well done and congratulation for finishing the work. :-)
>>> Peter J. Blackburn
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