Re: new to list

Date: 11/02/04-01:55:56 PM Z
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Welcome Susan,

I'm glad you've come out of the closet, so to speak. I'm sure your husband
has other redeeming values in addition to the darkroom and large format camera.

Just one thought on being smitten with photogravure, if you have not looked
into the polyplate photogravure, you should give it a gander. It is non-toxic—
there are a couple of books available on it.

Hope you enjoy the list—there is a lot of expertise available here, as you
can tell by the current additions to the alt-photo darkroom drinking guide. I
may have to do a Plate Burner Cookbook. hehehehe

Mark Nelson
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In a message dated 11/2/04 10:03:46 AM, writes:

> I just subscribed, and would like to say hello, and introduce myself to the
> list. 
> I've been a painter and printmaker for many years, and viewed photography
> as more of a hobby.  I shot primarily 35 mm and had a simple "bathroom
> darkroom" i'd set up a couple of times a year.  Last year brought a turning point
> though, when i married " a man with a darkroom and a large format camera ", and
> now i find myself lurking at alt photography sites and having dark thoughts
> of coating all my printmaking and other fine art papers with light sensitive
> concoctions.  ok... i've admitted it.  here i am. 
> processes i'm especially interested in are gum bichromate and
> photogravure.  I'm smitten with the look of both, and they seem suited to my skills in
> painting and printmaking.  I've been doing a lot of reading, including the
> archives here, and i'm now ready to start ordering some supplies and getting set
> up.  The learning curve is steep!  one of my first tasks is to build a UV
> exposure unit.  Any advice about that would be appreciated, as would the latest
> information about buying the G35 carbon tissue ( do i have to buy a whole
> roll?  yikes $$$$ ).
> Thanks for all the information i've already gotten from the archives here. 
> I'm looking forward to joining in.
> all the best,
> Susan Daly Voss
Received on Tue Nov 2 13:56:41 2004

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