RE: Photogravure

From: Gerry Giliberti ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/05/05-09:41:31 AM Z
Message-id: <43462DD94028D9118785000C76ED294C1BE0D0@EXCHANGE_SERV>

I think with the introduction of the solar plate, microdot screens and the
use of inkjet printers for making positives "photogravure" is in easy reach
of any alt photo person. When I first found out about this alt list I asked
Don Bryant if solar plate photo etching were considered Alternative and he
agreed. I recently was in an exhibit at the SoHo photo gallery in their
first "Alternative Process" show and they excepted my solar plate work as
alternative as well.
Gerry Giliberti

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Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 9:49 AM
Subject: Photogravure

Keep me in touch with your efforts. I have only managed to make one copper
plate and I decided you need the skills of a photographer of a century ago
for the production of the negative and the skills of a master printmaker to
produce the copper plate. They are beautiful images however. Is
photo-etching considered as photo-alt by the list? It falls between two
schools as printmakers sneer at the use of photography to create the image
and photographers regard the production of a metal plate as
non-photographic. I do a lot of photo-etching work and consider it my
substitute for photogravure. Hellena----- Original Message -----

From: <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 5:35 PM
Subject: Crappy/Krappy Rant Process

I'm still not sure. After visiting your web site and looking at those still
lifes . . . do you make your own paint? Blend terpentine with gum arabic?
Or, do you use tube paint, jar paint . . . or what?
Just asking.
            ok you made me actually THINK about that for a nanosecond, and i
realized that those paintings are a bunch of pastels (no i won't mention
which brand, but i do have a favorite ;o) ), and pastels are, to me at
least, the most elemental LEAST process oriented form of making images.
It's like going back to childhood and "coloring" with little sticks of
color. ( only the little sticks cost a lot more )
contrast that with the reason i am a new member of this list... i am in the
early stages of learning to make photogravures! From what i can tell, maybe
the most process laden way to make images. go figure :o/
susan <>
Susan Daly Voss
lower upstate NY
Received on Wed Jan 5 09:40:26 2005

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