Re: gum over platinum

From: Christina Z. Anderson ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 02/09/04-11:38:37 AM Z
Message-id: <001b01c3ef33$a0164350$6101a8c0@your6bvpxyztoq>

Thanks for appreciating it, Mark; I have decided now to call the gum process
Mucous Printing. Or booger printing? No longer a "bichromaniac", I am now
a "mucousmaniac"? Isn't there a psychological DSMIV term for that, Mark?
Hmmm....better quit this lunch break and get back to school...

heheheheh thanks for sharing that, it's priceless!!!!

In a message dated 2/9/04 5:56:47 AM, writes:

> Good morning all!
> As I feel my butt getting wider and wider, sitting there as microfilm
> after microfilm of the BJP wisks before my eyes, hours upon hours
> (sympathize with me here--I figure I've scanned to date 17,000 pages; I'm
> developing a head twitch)...I do occasionally come across interesting
> tidbits. Another couple deaths from potassium bichromate, one again caused
> by confusion at the drugstore with potassium bicarbonate in a cough syrup,
> the other by a worker thinking it was a mug of beer, drinking it bottoms
> (they drink beer in the factory?).
> Last night I got a wonderful blurb that'll apply to Clay Harmon, Kerik
> Kouklis, Stuart Melvin, and their ilk :):
> It was a paragraph about gum over platinum; first of all, the writer
> disparaged we "school of mucid photography" people (he says gum isn't
> photography, actually). Then he goes on to say that these photographers
> using the *beautiful* platinum process to rescue themselves out of their
> difficulties of obtaining a satisfactory range of gradation. I quote: "We
> are," (note the royal "we") therefore, not surprised that they should turn
> to platinum to obtain delicate half-tone or deep shadows." Further, "We
> fail to understand why bichomated (sic) gum should be combined with it,
> unless the photographer is compelled to help out an unsatisfactory
> negative." The writer asks, why not just apply paint with a brush, instead
> of juggling with photography? "Is it necessary that there should be a
> scapegoat to bear the burden of their sins?"
> Chris, lol
Received on Mon Feb 9 11:44:16 2004

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