Re: new to list

From: christine shepherd ^lt;>
Date: 11/02/04-08:36:07 PM Z
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welcome susan!

i would start with a simplet and easier process like cyanotype or van dyke browns just to get "the feel of things". best of luck!


"The Fortunate Poets didn't create as much as observe, they weren't creative, so much as conscious."
      ~Brian Webb

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Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2004 11:01:17 -0500 (EST)

>I just subscribed, and would like to say hello, and introduce myself to the
>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 20:38:19 2004

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