Așteptam o carte și m-am trezit cu un print. Venit de peste mări și țări, tocmai din Australia. Un an a făcut pe drum…
Thank you for your print trade offer — I didn’t realise that the official alternative process print exchange didn’t allow digital negatives. I have absolutely no problem with digital negs. I look forward to seeing your work.
Please find enclosed my own print for our exchange, a polymer photogravure of star trails. The photograph itself was taken with a 1 hour exposure of the night sky with my Pacemaker Speed Graphic. The lens was a generic 150/4.5 in an Ilex shutter, focused at infinity. It was shot at f/4.5 on Ilford Delta 100 film, developed in ID-11. This is a proof print from my final edition of 4 prints. The finished pieces is two 4×5″ sized plates printed next to eachother on the one page. This is my favorite of the two plates.
The process is — as I mentioned — the polymer variety of photogravure. The 4×5″ negative was contact printed onto Arista Ortho-Litho film from Freestylephoto to make a positive, and this positive was exposed in contact with the polymer plate. The plate is then developed to an intaglio etching and inked and printed on an etching press. The finished piece is etching ink on cotton rag paper, an thus has a proven lifetime of hundreds of years. My favorite part of the process is the printmark — the indentation that the etching press leaves in the sheet of paper.
I hope you enjoy my Photograph and I look forward to seeing your work.
Alex Bishop Thorpe (Fleath)
Cadou australian… Oare la ei stelele se rotesc in cealalta directie? Foarte metodic tipul; cred ca trebuie sa mai citesc de doua ori scrisoarea ca sa inteleg exact ce a facut…
Sigur că se rotesc invers, pînă și soarele o ia de la vest la est… nește meseriași australienii ăștia!
…imi pare rau k nu am fost de prea mult timp pe blogul tau …! e bine aici..! La multi ani..!
ps de ani de zile ma chinuiesc sa-mi reaprind placerea de a lucra pe 13/18 sau ma rog 4/5… nus de ce nu imi iese…! am obosit..? dreaqu stie..! sau nici el.
citind blogul tau, pasiunea care te arde… imi spun: fotografia este o iubita eterna..!
La mulți ani!
Mersi de vizită, Feri. Sper să ne jucăm cît de curînd cu hardughiile 🙂
program de print exchange?
E mult spus program: a fost un one-to-one scurt 🙂