Re: Linda Connor's process

From: Jack Fulton ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/10/04-11:32:28 AM Z
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Linda's work is photographed with an 8x10 camera. Her negatives are
"bullet-proof" as she states herself.
All work is printed on Chicago Albumen Works POP in her backyard in
printing frames. Therefore virtually all of her work but for a few that
have been copied, enlarged and made into Pl/Pd prints are contact size
After the work is printed, which she inspects as they develop up over a
period of minutes or even an hour depending upon the weather (but in
her backyard of San Anselmo, CA, the weather is more often than not
gorgeous with open light). They are then fixed, washed and toned in
Kodak T-53 Gold Toner (Part A = Ammonium Thiocyanate & Part B = Gold
Chloride). This toning removes the 'orange' look.color of the POP and
transforms it to the purplish-brown familiar tasty color of the POP.

Jack Fulton

On Jul 10, 2004, at 10:35 AM, Robin Dreyer wrote:

I just spent some time with Linda Connor's amazing book "Luminence"
which I recommend to anyone both for the richness of the images and the
beauty of the reproduction.

In her introduction to the book, Rebecca Solnit refers to the Connor
using "printing-out paper" exposed in the sun. Does anyone know
specifically how these beautiful prints were made? Is this waxed or
oiled salted paper? Chicago Albumen Works? hand coated albumen?
something else?

Anyone know?


Robin Dreyer
Received on Sat Jul 10 11:32:55 2004

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