[alt-photo] Re: Small handmade book of platinum/palladium prints

George L Smyth glsmyth at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 1 19:33:29 GMT 2013

Paul -

Very cool.  I made a dozen books back in 1995 after returning from the Aran Islands and can certainly appreciate the time involved with this.  I am heading back to the islands this autumn and plan to make Bromoil prints from my negatives, and a book from those.  My hopes are that the book will look as good as what you have presented.

Cheers -


Bromoil: http://GeorgeSmyth.com
Handmade Photographic Images: http://www.GLSmyth.com
Blog: http://GLSmyth.wordpress.com

--- On Thu, 2/28/13, Paul Viapiano <viapiano at pacbell.net> wrote:

> From: Paul Viapiano <viapiano at pacbell.net>
> Subject: [alt-photo] Re: Small handmade book of platinum/palladium prints
> To: "The alternative photographic processes mailing list" <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org>
> Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 6:24 PM
> Thanks so much, Christina...much
> appreciate your comments!
> I didn't add any text, but I do love letterpress and that
> would be ideal for future books. The problem is that I would
> have to buy a press and spend a year learning all about it
> ;-) That's just the way I am. Obsessive, I guess...ha ha.
> The iPhone app I use, Hipstamatic, yields a lower than
> normal contrast 8-bit image when imported into PS, so a
> little nudging is necessary if you want to get a print that
> sings. Of course, you could make a separate curve just for
> those images, but yikes, who has time to continually
> reinvent the wheel for each camera, device, etc...
> The app does all the work, no post processing besides
> contrast adjustments and burn/dodge. I look at it as a
> digital Holga/Diana...
> I love food pics, too...and have a backlog of them. Have fun
> with that!
> Going to Freestyle in the morning, hoping to find your book
> there. Congrats...!
> Paul
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Christina Anderson"
> <christinazanderson at gmail.com>
> To: "The alternative photographic processes mailing list"
> <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org>
> Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 8:09 AM
> Subject: [alt-photo] Re: Small handmade book of
> platinum/palladium prints
> > Paul,
> > The little book is very precious and how you carefully
> turn the pages. Did you add words, or are you going to slip
> in a small paragraph of text to explain the concept? It
> would be neat if that could be letterpressed or printed in
> platinum or brown ink. I love the bright red and then warm
> brown juxtaposition of the starting...pages...or whatever
> they are called in bookmaking terms. I also understand the
> concept--have had students do gum or other projects in cell
> phone pix. I bought Dan Burkholder's book and unfortunately
> lent it before I could read it and have not gotten it back
> so now I have to buy it again! I'd love, in fact, to teach a
> whole class limited to cell phone pix! Also like the
> blueberry (?) bowl of the other project with your daughter.
> A goal after finishing the project I am working on is food
> so food pix always intrigue me, even Stephen Shore's pix of
> what he ate at diners. Love 'em.
> > Chris
> > 
> > Christina Z. Anderson
> > christinaZanderson.com
> > 
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